Come to Eldon, Iowa and view the exterior of the house that inspired Grant Wood to paint American Gothic, one of the most recognized paintings in the world. Tour the adjacent American Gothic House Center which showcases Grant Wood’s life and the history of the house. Props on hand encourage visitors to pose in front of the historic American Gothic House and create their own unique American Gothic portrait. Admission to the Center is free.



Jun 24

Exhibit inside the American Gothic House – City of Eldon Commemorates 70th anniversary of the Flood of ’47

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Saturday July 8th from 10 am-4 pm, Sunday July 9th from 1 pm – 4 pm, and Saturday July 15th from 10 am – 4 pm, Sunday July 16th from 1 pm – 4 pm. This amazing exhibit, curated by Patti Durflinger, expresses the shock and devastation of the flood of ’47. Come and see what downtown

May 10

Printmaking at the American Gothic House

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DIY Etching Led by Colin Lyons: Grant Wood Fellow, University of Iowa May 27, 2017 from 12-3 pm.  Inspired by Grant Wood's interest in printmaking and landscape, this 3-hour intensive workshop will introduce participants to the basics of etching, using readily available, DIY materials and processes.  Within the open-air setting outside the American Gothic


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American Gothic House Center
Administrator: Sarah Camp

300 American Gothic St
Eldon, IA 52554

Phone: 641.652.3352