Save the Pump House

Save the Pump House

“Buildings tell tales. From castles to cathedrals, modern skyscrapers to modest bungalows, structures are a ubiquitous physical manifestation of social relationships, community values, and power dynamics. This is equally true of government buildings, where...
100 Year McKee Governor Award

100 Year McKee Governor Award

  It should be known (!) throughout Muscatine that two great button companies stood for over 100+ years. During which time, citizens found work, workers fed and clothed their families during a time that people of the nation were scratching a living from the land....
Before and After….The Uptown Theater

Before and After….The Uptown Theater

We are living in the midst of the largest scale before and after in all the world. We will forever remember the weeks long closure of the world. Unprecedented. It is quite a thing to be acutely in the midst of history being made and without looking back, studying the...
The Artisan Falls to the Innovator

Innovation was not friendly to John Boepple. Find out what he did after he was forced out of the industry that he helped create and that helped create Muscatine!

Posted by National Pearl Button Museum at the History & Industry Center on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Artisan Falls to the Inovator

The Artisan Falls to the Innovator Innovation was not friendly to John Boepple. Find out what he did after he was forced out of the industry that he helped create and that helped create Muscatine! Posted by National Pearl Button Museum at the History & Industry...