Posts by Jenna Pollock

Seeking Unique Motor Mill Artwork!

If you have a one-of-a-kind piece of art depicting Motor Mill hanging on your wall, we would love to display it in our second annual art show! We’re searching for hidden gems in private collections that should be seen and enjoyed by a wider audience. Any Motor Mill artwork or photography will be accepted to be displayed inside of the mill during the show. To register, call 563-245-1516 or email Registration information and forms will be sent. Be sure to register by the August 27th deadline! A huge thank you to Thrivent for the grant to help with costs of putting this event on!

24 Kids had fun at Nature’s STEM

This summer, a second Nature’s STEM event was held at Motor Mill. This children’s day camp was even more successful than last year with 24 kids total! This event gives kids an opportunity to connect science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to both Motor Mill and the nature surrounding it. A bonus this year was a Nature’s Art activity. Activities this year included painting wood cookies with natural paint brushes the kids made, learning about wildlife populations, making natural boats to test off the Motor Mill bridge, understanding how the mill was powered, and learning about different technologies used around one hundred years ago. The kids had a blast learning about...

Milling Around Newsletter Summer 2018 Now Available!

The 2018 newsletter is finished! Motor Mill’s summer intern, Kiley Johansen, put together another edition for you to enjoy! Milling Around Summer 2018

August 27th Art Show Registration Deadline!

If you are interested in participating in the second annual Motor Mill Art Show, we want to remind you to do so by August 27th! Whether you want to sell or simply display, call 563-245-1516 or email The purpose of this art show is to showcase photography and artwork inspired by Motor Mill and the Northeast Iowa area. Artwork does not have to be your own work, but must be locally hand-crafted items. Prints of original works are accepted. A huge thank you to Thrivent for the grant to help with costs of putting this event on!

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