A regional treasure

Our Mission

To protect and preserve the architectural integrity, history, natural beauty and serenity of the Motor Mill site and its surroundings and to develop appropriate uses and interpretation as a regional treasure for the benefit of future generations.

Motor Mill News

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

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!

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!

New Motor Mill Merchandise: Mugs and Keychains

If you want to have a beautiful artistic image of Motor Mill, consider purchasing one of our two new pieces of merchandise, designed by Rivals, Inc of Strawberry Point, IA.  For purchase contact Motor Mill using the email link at the bottom of this website. 13 oz ceramic mug  $17 (photo credit:  Larry Stone) 3″ X 1-1/4″ 2-aluminum keychain   (photo credit:  Dave Beck)  

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Motor Mill Foundation publishes “Milling Around” several times each year. Go to the Newsletter page to download or Contact Us to get it delivered to your email.