Quasdorf Blacksmith and Wagon Museim

Quasdorf Blacksmith and Wagon Museim anmeldelser, Dows

Quasdorf Blacksmith and Wagon Museim

Quasdorf Blacksmith and Wagon Museim
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Dianna P
Independence, Missouri629 bidrag
mai 2022
This was a nice old museum and I am glad we took our time to visit. Why is it spelled "museim" though?
Skrevet 24. mai 2022
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TVMom
Sioux Falls, SD31 bidrag
jul. 2016 • Familie
Our first stop was the Old Mercantile shop (because we weren't sure where the museum was located). The lady in charge of the mercantile shop, Mary Ellen, was glad to walk with us down the street to the old blacksmith shop, which she is also in charge of opening & closing. (The museum is located about 1 block from the Old Mercantile Shop; across from the travel welcome center/old train depot). We were expecting to have to hurry because we arrived after 3 and the info posted online had the museum closing at 4 but she told us to stay & look as long as you like. She obviously has put a lot of work into preserving the history of the town.

This museum used to be a real working blacksmith/repair shop. The building has been preserved exactly the way the blacksmith left it. You could see some really cool machinery, as the blacksmith was a jack of all trades and dabbled in welding, tinsmithing, lawn mowers, sewing machines, mower sickles, radios, wagons and wagon wheels, automobiles, and of course blacksmithing. It was really cool to see the mix of old and modern equipment, as there were old hand powered mechanical drills, a treddle powered sheet metal cutter, and a rotary telephone, but also a hydrolic press, modern welding face shield, and a gatorade bottle. Best of all, everything was open so you could walk around and see whatever you wanted. A pamphlet was available that explained a lot of the equipment. It was a great place to see.

Our walk through history continued across the street in the old railroad station. By the ticket window was a sign that had the old fares for each travel destination. It also had some historical items, like the town's original switchboard, old milk bottles & a model of a blacksmith shop. We then moved to the fully furnished country school down the street. Neat old architecture with a pot belly stove, a Victrola, encyclopedias and just about everything else an old country school would have.

Nearby was a Freedom Rock painted with a flag and servicemen. An artist in IA is going around and painting one for every county in IA. This little town of about 500 is an off-the beaten track but worthwhile stop for anyone who wants a glimpse of the past or a taste of current small town friendliness.

Travel tip: Time your visit with their Corn Days celebration, the first weekend in Aug. Then a blacksmith will be doing metal work at the museum.
Skrevet 5. juli 2016
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Brian R
Northridge, CA898 bidrag
aug. 2015 • Par
Wandered into Dows after pulling off the freeway to use a restroom. Saw a sign pointing to the town and that it had a museum,, so we drove the two miles to the town. We first went in the old depot museum, and a fellow traveler came in and be sure to see this also. We also wandered through Dows. A cute little town! Well worth the detour.
Skrevet 13. august 2015
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Sharolyn L
Fort Collins, CO323 bidrag
jul. 2014 • Familie
On the National Register of Historic Places, this former Blacksmith & Wagon Repair Shop dating back to 1899 is a true glimpse in to the past. Still, almost just as it was, when Frank Quasdorf, the last Blacksmith in Dows, IA moved on, this building is crammed with the implements and history of a bygone day. Forge, Bellows, Horseshoes, Wagon, old bottles, tins, what have you....
Admission is free. Donations are accepted. Be sure you sign the guest book.

ALSO,ACROSS THE STREET is the Burlington Cedar Rapids and Northern Passenger Depot that now houses the Iowa Welcome Center. It is ALSO on the National Register of Historic Places. Crammed full of historical memorabilia from the town and railroad, along with tracts and booklets of tourist information for the state of Iowa and nearby surrounding locales.

At the BACK of the Museum is a historical park that includes an authentic little prairie house donated by one of the townspeople whose ancestors lived in it. The town gratefully accepted the donation and moved it to display. Along with a one room schoolhouse situated within walking distance.

The town celebrates SWEET CORN DAYS the first weekend in August and everyone is invited!!
ALL the Sweet corn you can eat-FREE! Other foods and items are available as well, to purchase.
Skrevet 30. juli 2014
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