Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov,
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
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