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Historical re-enactments feature Iowa's past at Grout Museum

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WATERLOO (KWWL)-- Instead of reading about history in a book, you can see it with your very own eyes.

The Grout Museum is having it's final history unplugged event of the season.

On Saturday, May 2 actors will re-enact two significant figures in Iowa history.

It features Annie Wittenmyer and her role on the home front during the Civil War and Herbert Hoover and his role in World War I.

Actors are typically from the Waterloo Community Playhouse or the University of Northern Iowa Theater Department.

"The program is actually a really neat way for us to bring these stories to life. Rather than sticking people in a theater and having them watch a film, we actually have actors locally we can work with. Sometimes they volunteer. Sometimes we have grants to actually pay them which is very nice," said Christy Schroeder, of the Grout Museum.

The historical re-enactments will take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on May 2.

The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Online Reporter: Danielle Wagner

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