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May 8, 2014

Sawmill Museum showcases barns

CLINTON — The Sawmill Museum is showcasing a barns display.

Barns of Iowa by Michael Harker is on temporary display at the museum. The exhibit, which features 20 pictures of Iowa’s barns, will be on display until the end of June.

In addition to displaying Iowa’s barns, the museum is celebrating Preservation Month, which is held in May.

The museum will host a contest featuring participants capturing the essence of their favorite barn and create a piece of art about their favorite barn.

There are three categories — 2D, 3D and photography — and three age groups — youth, teen and adult.

All work must be submitted in its original form to the museum by June 2. The work will be displayed during June with the opening day being the Sawmill Museum’s Lumberjack Festival on June 7. While on display, visitors can vote for their favorite and a jury will select their favorite.

Winners will be announced in July. For more information, contact the museum at 242-0343.

Centered around the story of Clinton’s lumber history, the museum features exhibits, programs and events that explore the history of these industries, their current practices and future opportunities and challenges.

The facility is open Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m., Mondays from 1 to 6 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All programs are free with paid admission to the museum. For more information, visit www.thesawmillmuseum.org.

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