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

Theisen's is Expanding!

Posted: Wed, July 3, 2019
July 3, 2019
Media Release:  For immediate publication
For more information, contact:
Rod Kight, Theisen's Home Farm Auto
Email: rodk@theisens.com Phone: 563-556-4738


Theisen's Home Farm Auto is excited to announce we are moving.  In order to better serve our loyal New Hampton customers, we are moving from our current 16,200 sq ft building at 413 W Milwaukee St. to a larger 42,000 sq. ft former Shopko store at 660 W Milwaukee St. 

"We feel it is a great investment in a community that has welcomed and shopped at our company for the past 22 years.  We look forward to providing an expanded offering as well as continuing to give back to the community" Chris Theisen, Chief Facilities Officer, Theisen's Supply.

The new building will be more than twice the size of our current location which will enable us to provide an extensive expansion of products throughout all departments.  Specifically, in the areas of clothing, footwear, farm, pets, sporting goods and hardware. Customers will enjoy new automotive service bays, a Red Wing® footwear shop, expanded Wrangler, Carhartt, and Ariat offerings.  A full line of firearms and expanded hunting equipment will be added along with a Yeti shop in Sporting Goods.  An expanded line of DeWalt and Milwaukee power tools along with Hobart welding equipment in Hardware.  New brands of pet food and basic consumable offerings.  And much more.

We hope to be in our new location and open by the end of October, 2019.

Theisen's Home  Farm  Auto serves our customers by offering top quality brands at an excellent value, focusing keenly on exceptional customer service. Theisen's currently operates 24 stores across Iowa and Wisconsin. 

Opened in 1927 by the Theisen family, the Theisen's locations are supported by the corporate headquarters and distribution center located in Dubuque, IA

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Compost Site

Posted: Wed, June 26, 2019
Beginning July 1st the compost site fees and hours will be changing to the following:

Tuesday & Thursday: 3-7pm or Dusk
Saturday: 9am- 1pm

Fees:  $5 per vehicle or single axle trailer
         $10 per double axle trailer
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Jendro July 4th Collection

Posted: Fri, June 7, 2019
All Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday routes will run on regular schedule.

All Thursday, July 4th routes will be collected on Friday, July 5th.

All trash & recycling MUST be out by 5:00 AM or it will not be collected.
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