Montauk historic site to host arts event

For immediate release June 14, 2007


Contact: Jeff Morgan,, (515) 281-3858

(DES MOINES) – Northeast Iowa artists will present and demonstrate their arts, reflecting the interests of Iowa’s 12th governor, William Larrabee, and his family during “A Cultural and Artistic Legacy: The Larrabee Heritage at Montauk” this weekend at the Montauk Historic Site near Clermont.

The event will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Noon-4 p.m. Sunday at the Montauk Historic Site, where Larrabee and his wife, Anna, lived in an 1874 vintage brick and native limestone mansion. Montauk is located one mile north of Clermont on U.S. Highway 18. Admission is free. Call 563-423-7173 for more information.

The arts were central to the life of the Larrabee family and the festival will offer visitors the opportunity to learn about, experience and appreciate the talents found in rural northeast Iowa.

Montauk, which is owned and preserved by the State Historical Society of Iowa, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is designated as a State Preserve. “A Cultural and Artistic Legacy: The Larrabee Heritage at Montauk” is supported with grant from Humanities Iowa.

The State Historical Society of Iowa is a trustee of Iowa’s historical legacy and an advocate for understanding Iowa’s past. It identifies, records, collects, preserves, manages and provides access to Iowa’s historical resources. Its dual mission of preservation and education serves Iowans of all ages, conducts and stimulates research, disseminates information, and encourages and supports historical preservation and education efforts of others throughout the state.


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