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The Floyd County Museum in Charles City was recently voted “Site of the Year by the Public for Silos and Chimneys,” an honor you can hear more about at the upcoming Chautauqua Guest Conference this Saturday ( 04/16).

Cara Miller, Executive Director of the Silos and Chimneys National Heritage Area, said, “We are thrilled to recognize the Floyd County Museum as our People’s Choice Site of the Year. They have worked hard to maintain a quality museum and (have) remained relevant to the community and visitors.

Two other northern Iowa partner sites also finished in the top three in public voting, with the George Maier Rural Heritage Center in Elkader and the Ackley Heritage Center in Ackley placing second and third.

On Saturday, the Floyd County Museum will host Laura Elfers, Director of Silo and Chimney Educational Engagement and a Floyd County native, for a presentation on what the organization is and does, what a site is partner and how the Floyd County Museum is involved. The event will begin at 1 p.m. in the museum’s community room and will be streamed live on the museum’s Facebook page. It’s free and open to the public.

The Floyd County Museum also reminds area high school students that applications for a $500 scholarship from the Floyd County Historical Society and Museum are May 1. Preference is given to a student who has been active in the museum and/or intends to pursue a history or related field. Applications are available on the museum’s website and on the Facebook page.

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