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May 2022

May 2nd - May 27th » Art Contest at the American Gothic House Center

The community of Eldon, Iowa, home of the little white house in Grant Wood’s most famous painting American Gothic, celebrates Gothic Days the second weekend every June. This year the American Gothic House Center invites students from area school districts as well as the general public to participate in their annual amateur art contest. 

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Reservations are not required for this event. Drop off your original artwork at the American Gothic House Center May 2- 27.

Time:8:00am until 5:00pm
Location:American Gothic House Center
300 American Gothic St.
Eldon, IA 52554

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May 6th - May 7th » Historic Hills Scenic Byway Spring Shop About

Join Historic Hills Scenic Byway on May 6-7 for the second annual Byway Spring Shop About. The event will include small businesses from Donnellson to Drakesville including local boutiques, spas, home primitives, hardware stores and even historical businesses along the way! Gather up your family and spend the weekend shopping local and supporting the small businesses that give back to your communities!

The Byway Spring Shop About will be hosted along the 110-miles of Historic Hills Scenic Byway and any community member or business is welcome to participate to be a part of the route! It’s a great excursion that can involve the young and old, gather up a group of family and friends and carpool to your favorite local businesses.  

Location:Historic Hills Scenic Byway
Phone:(641) 472-6177

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May 7th » Villages Folk School Classes

The Villages Folk School specializes in providing learning experiences in traditional arts and skills while drawing upon the uniqueness of each of the eleven historic Villages of Van Buren County Iowa. Classes are held in peaceful rural settings so students can return to a simpler time and witness the importance of the artisan in village-life. Pre-registration is required for classes.

Pre-registration is required for classes.
Register for May Classes

Location:809 1st St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Mel Stockwell

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May 29th - May 30th » Villages of Van Buren Memorial Day Services

Memorial Day Services

  • 29th, 1pm ~ Spencer Cemetery N.E. of Stockport 
  • 29th, 6:30pm ~ Bentonsport Presbyterian Church & Cemetery
  • 30th, 9am ~ Riverfront Park Amphitheater in Keosauqua 
  • 30th, 10am ~ Memorial Garden (Farmington Legion bldg.)
  • 30th, 10am ~ Bonaparte Cemetery
  • 30th, 1:30pm ~ Birmingham Park/Cabin
  • 30th, 8:30pm ~ Douds Community Center 
Location:Throughout Van Buren County, Iowa

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