Carnegie Cultural Center

History. Culture. Preserved. Remembered. Lived.

Carnegie Cultural Center


Rich in history, Carnegie Cultural Center is located in one of the original Carnegie libraries at 7 North Water Avenue, New Hampton, just off the downtown's main street. The Carnegie Cultural Center is dedicated to arts, history and cultural awareness.

Movie enthusiasts of "Night at the Museum" have to stop in for a visit to New Hampton's Carnegie Cultural Center. If this place came alive at night it would be a real circus! Kids of all ages will enjoy the 23-foot long diorama "Main Street Circus Parade" where elephants shuffle in brightly colored advertisements and circus wagons parade through New Hampton circa 1910. In the diorama "Under the Big Top" the fun continues with three bustling circus rings and two circus stages. The ringmaster calls to announce the next exotic act while acrobats dangle high above the cheering crowd. Visitors can enjoy the handcrafted models while they learn about real circus companies like the Gollmar Brothers who regularly brought their menagerie wagons to Chickasaw County in the early 1900s.

This eclectic toy museum also has exhibits about steam engines, dollhouses, license plates, tractors, and farms. It is a rich collection of local history, local talent and local hobby. The Doc & Mabel Tunnell Collection, assembled by a New Hampton's optometrist and his wife, features historic eyeglasses with distinguishing pairs for the eskimo, sportsman, and 19th century automobile driver. Downstairs in the Railroad Room a large interpretive model of Chickasaw County has three operating train lines that the visitor can turn on and off. Booklets describe the individual towns and signage teaches about railroad slang, structures and equipment. Ring the railroad crossing bell. Get the Great Western engine up to full speed. Find out the job requirements of gandy dancers, lizard scorchers, air monkeys and car whackers. Read a silly poem by local legend "Blackie." Have fun!

Visit www.carnegieculturalcenter.org to find seasonal hours, temporary exhibits and special events.

News

Lunch & Learn Opportunity

Posted: Thu, April 20, 2017
For any business, being able to connect with potential customers is an incredibly valuable tool. What's even more valuable is connecting with those customers at the exact moment they are searching for the products and services you offer on the internet.

VGM Forbin and New Horizons Chamber of Commerce are providing an exciting learning opportunity during Small Business Week to help you use techniques developed by Google to improve your online marketing initiatives to bring more customers to your business's front door. The education will center around three key objectives:

-Growing Your Business Online
-Promoting Your Business With Google Adwords
-How Brands Win in Moments that Matter

All education materials for this event have been prepared by Google. VGM Forbin will be on hand to present the materials, answer your questions, and lead discussions about best practices.

Event Details

Where: The New Hampton Community Center: 112 East Spring Street, New Hampton, IA 50659
Cost: $5 per attendee
When: Tuesday, May 2 at noon (lunch will be provided)
Who: Event will be hosted by VGM Forbin and New Horizons Chamber
What You'll Receive: Education on online branding techniques from industry experts and Google-branded merchandise

To reserve your spot, call the Chamber at 394-2021.
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New Hampton Farmer's Market

Posted: Mon, April 17, 2017
New Hampton's Farmer's Market will continue to be on Thursday evenings from 4-6 pm this summer.  The Farmer's Market will run from June through September and be located in the Car Quest parking lot.

There will be no fee for vendors to set up and spots will be first come, first serve.  If you have any questions, please contact Megan at 641-394-2437.
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New Regional Job Site is Up & Running!

Posted: Thu, March 23, 2017
New Hampton Economic Development is very pleased to announce the establishment of a new regional job board that covers the 6-county Cedar Valley Regional Partnership (CVRP). The CVRP area includes Chickasaw, Buchanan, Black Hawk, Bremer, Butler and Grundy counties.

New website: http://www.newhamptonia.com/employment-opportunities.html

Companies can easily post a job without having to register, get a password or pay any fees. 

•    Simply go to the site, click "submit a job" and enter your information.
•    You can select a time-frame for how long you would like the position to be posted.
•    Your posting will be reviewed by an administrator who will make it live.
•    That's it!

Job seekers will be able to search for jobs by county and category…no registrations or passwords.

We believe that this will enable companies to more easily post jobs and the site will make it easier for individuals looking for work to find local companies that are hiring.

Please contact Megan Baltes, Assistant Director, New Hampton Economic Development if you need additional information or have any questions. 641-394-2437; nheconomic@windstream.net

 




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