Clinton Engines Museum Opens

Once Nominated to Most Endangered Properties

Posted by CC on September 1st, 2008 10:07 am

The Clinton Machine Company Administration Building in Maquoketa was dedicated as the Clinton Engines Museum on Saturday, August 16. Nominated to IHPA’s Most Endangered Properties of 2003, the Administration Building now serves as a museum to Maquoketa’s largest employer in history. The museum features interactive exhibits and showcases the past plant employees, emphasizing the importance the plant had on the entire community. In addition to serving as a museum, the building will be home to the Jackson County Genealogical Society, the Iowa Orphan Train Research Center, and the Clinton Engines Historical Association. The museum has raised $800,000 in grants and donations as fundraising continues to reach their goal of $1.3 million.

Congratulations to the Jackson County Historical Society for proving that Endangered Properties can be saved!

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