Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area – Waterloo, Iowa
Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area – Charles City, Iowa is one of 37 federally designated heritage areas in the nation and is an Affiliated Area of the National Park Service.
The mission is to interpret farm life, agribusiness and rural communities-past and present. As preservation and interpretation of the agricultural history and current activities are a critical part of maintaining the flow of information the Silos & Smokestacks organization diligently maintains this information.
Silos & Smokestacks is a non-profit organization with leadership and staff dedicated to maintaining quality information.
Silos & Smokestacks and its partners interpret our heritage by using six themes. Each theme explores different aspects of agriculture. The themes help visitors interpret and experience the story many ways: in small towns and large cities; on trails and county roads; and through farms, natural areas, local museums and historical buildings.
The Silos & Smokestacks interpretive themes are:
The Fertile Land
Farmers & Families
The Changing Farm
Higher Yields: The Science & Technology of Agriculture
Farm to Factory: Agribusiness in Iowa
Organizing for Agriculture: Policies and Politics
Location: Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area
Russell Lamson Building
209 West Fifth Street, Suite E