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Watercolor Class with David Prehm

Posted: Thu, April 18, 2019


Join us! This is the first time that the CCC has been able to secure David Prehm's instruction- sure to be an informative and fun morning! Multi-generational, advanced and beginners are welcome! Please bring your own supplies, but if you are newbie, call us ahead of time and we can help if you need to use ours! Please RSVP either way, so we can plan accordingly.

Drawing with Fire

Posted: Mon, April 8, 2019

Youth Art: Snapshots from NP

Posted: Fri, March 15, 2019

Lori Frisch All God's Creatures Great and Small

Posted: Fri, February 1, 2019

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John Deere Reunion

Posted: Wed, May 23, 2012
If you are a lover of tractors, you may know that the John Deere Company is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year. You may also know that the Company's home offices are in Moline IL, and that there's a good-sized plant in Waterloo, IA. Perhaps you have not considered, however, that John Deere is also HERE…right here in Chickasaw County….and has been for quite a while.


Highlighting the story of John Deere's presence in the Chickasaw County area is what the current exhibit at the Carnegie Cultural Center in New Hampton is all about. On display through June 10, the exhibit, entitled "John Deere Here" explores three themes: the equipment, the dealerships and the people who made the equipment. A fine display of model tractors and equipment illustrates the development of product lines that can be found on numerous area farms…and considering the loyalty of some farmers to the brand, one might expect that the blood that runs through their veins is bright green. Another display features information about the local dealerships through years and a third display presents a visual representation of the many, many, many people who have commuted from the Chickasaw County area for employment at the Waterloo Tractor Works.


Within each of these themes there are multiple stories to be told. The Cultural Center will be hosting a "John Deere Reunion" on Sunday, June 3, with refreshments, door prizes, and an open microphone to encourage the telling and preserving of stories. Everyone is invited to attend.


The Carnegie Cultural Center is located at 7 North Water Avenue in New Hampton. Until June, when hours are extended, the Carnegie is open Thursdays, 12-6; Saturdays, 10-4; Sundays 1-4 or any time by appointment. Admission is free. For more information, contact the Cultural Center at (641) 394-2354.


Photo: Some models of vintage tractors on display include a Froelich, a Melvin Motor Plow and a Slovsky B-3.

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Elanor Rosevelt Reflects

Posted: Wed, March 21, 2012
Tired of the political squabbling of late? The Carnegie Cultural Center and the Chickasaw Event Center invite you to take a political break...a theatrical break actually. On Sunday, April 15, the two agencies are co-sponsoring a performance entitled "Eleanor Roosevelt Reflects" by historical reenacter, Jessica Michna. The presentation is scheduled for 2:00 pm at the Event Center, 301 N. Water Ave, New Hampton, with dessert served following the performance.

While most people find the current political rhetoric uninspiring, the story of the wife of America's 32nd president is just the opposite. Born into the opulent wealth of America's "Golden Age", Eleanor Roosevelt grew from a shy, homely orphan into a confident, driven woman. Annealed by her 13 year tenure as First Lady during which the country endured the Great Depression and the horrors of the Second World War, as well as the loss of her husband near the War's end, Eleanor emerged as a champion of civil rights, author, and stateswoman. She is best summed up by President Harry S. Truman, who dubbed her "The First Lady of the World."

Michna's compelling portrayal of Roosevelt is historically accurate and is done in a voice that is amazingly similar to that of the first lady. The presentation will be approximately one hour in length after which Jessica will entertain questions from the audience about Mrs. Roosevelt as well as her own background.

Admission at the door is $7 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, contact the Carnegie Cultural Center at (641) 394-2354, or the Chickasaw Event Center at (641) 394-3173.

PHOTO: In addition to Eleanor Roosevelt, Jessica Mischna's repertoire includes First Ladies Mary Todd Lincoln and Abigail Adams.
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Three Women and Mother Nature

Posted: Mon, February 6, 2012
Tired of the political squabbling of late? The Carnegie Cultural Center and the Chickasaw Event Center invite you to take a political break...a theatrical break actually. On Sunday, April 15, the two agencies are co-sponsoring a performance entitled "Eleanor Roosevelt Reflects" by historical reenacter, Jessica Michna. The presentation is scheduled for 2:00 pm at the Event Center, 301 N. Water Ave, New Hampton, with dessert served following the performance.

While most people find the current political rhetoric uninspiring, the story of the wife of America's 32nd president is just the opposite. Born into the opulent wealth of America's "Golden Age", Eleanor Roosevelt grew from a shy, homely orphan into a confident, driven woman. Annealed by her 13 year tenure as First Lady during which the country endured the Great Depression and the horrors of the Second World War, as well as the loss of her husband near the War's end, Eleanor emerged as a champion of civil rights, author, and stateswoman. She is best summed up by President Harry S. Truman, who dubbed her "The First Lady of the World."

Michna's compelling portrayal of Roosevelt is historically accurate and is done in a voice that is amazingly similar to that of the first lady. The presentation will be approximately one hour in length after which Jessica will entertain questions from the audience about Mrs. Roosevelt as well as her own background.

Admission at the door is $7 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, contact the Carnegie Cultural Center at (641) 394-2354, or the Chickasaw Event Center at (641) 394-3173.

PHOTO: In addition to Eleanor Roosevelt, Jessica Mischna's repertoire includes First Ladies Mary Todd Lincoln and Abigail Adams.
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