Past and present coming together as one – that’s just one reason why you should visit The Sawmill Museum.
Here are the other reasons:
- It has an enchanted past. Ever wondered how the American sawmill industry came to be? How Clinton, Iowa came to be known as the “Lumber Capital of the World?” What it’s like to work in sawmills back in the 20th century? What tools and equipment were also used back then? All these and more will be answered – albeit, in an enchanting way – at The Sawmill Museum.
- It has a magical present. Years after it was first founded, who would have thought The Sawmill Museum would become a magical place – not just for learning more about the enchanting past of Clinton, Iowa and the whole country’s sawmill industry, but also for getting a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience firsthand what it’s like to work in sawmills and more.
- Moreover, it has a dreamlike future. The future of the sawmill industry doesn’t just rest in the hands of those working in sawmills, but also in the hands of those who see or starting to see the industry in a new light – meaning, seeing more than just cutting down trees to ultimately make beautiful wood products.
Moreover, The Sawmill Museum has:
- A lumberjack camp, where both kids and young-at-heart adults can play and live as lumberjacks and jills in a recreated lumberjack camp from 1888 and unlock more about being lumberjacks through a scavenger hunt.
- Struve Mill, where both aspiring woodworking business owners or just curious about how people work in sawmills experience firsthand what it’s like to process and finish various wood products using tools you can even find in jigsaw reviews.
- A vintage and replica sawmill, where both locals and tourists alike can be taken back in time in an awesome way as they see what it’s like to work in sawmills back in the 1920s – complete with antique tools and equipment from back then.
- Lumber barons, where both locals and tourists alike can be taken back in time further in an awesome way as they relive the story of Clinton’s famous names building a renowned lumber empire.
- A family corner and a lumber train, where families or big groups of tourists can experience firsthand what it’s like to live nearby and around sawmills and even see workers harvesting trees via riding a lumber train.
Enchanting, magical, and dreamlike – what are you waiting for? Visit The Sawmill Museum now!