Museum Of Religious Arts – Logan, Iowa
The purpose of the Museum of Religious Arts in Logan, Iowa is to preserve and exhibit religious arts, tradition and culture, fostering an appreciation of religious history for our enrichment and that of future generations.
King of Kings Display -
This exhibit includes life size, “one of a kind” wax figurines, built to portray nine Biblical scenes. Sculpted by Leone Chaney, this display found its first home at the Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg, FL in the late 1960′s. Thirty years later, the exhibit was restored and moved to its present location. The realistic figures depict events including the annunciation, the nativity, Palm Sunday, the last supper, the crucifixion and resurrection among others.
The Museum is fortunate to have 30 reproductions of Akiane’s work on display, and many others are available for purchase.
Project Moses: Ten Commandments Display -
The display, on loan from Project Moses, stands over five feet – approximately 800 pounds, and showcases the ten commandments on a tablet engraved sand-colored marble straight from Mount Sinai.
The early southwestern-style mission chapel consists of pieces from a variety of sources – including area churches, and even a local barn. A quiet place for reflection.
Exhibit Hall -
The exhibit hall contains both permanent and rotating displays. Glass cases display rare artifacts, statues and relics. An adjacent library offers a wide array of publications as well as various films of spiritual and religious interests.
Crosses on the Hill is the largest outdoor Display. The center cross is 33 feet high representing each year Christ walked on the earth. The largest cross is also made to light up at night, appearing to “float” on the Horizon. There is a handicapped accessible sidewalk to the display.
Holocaust Display is several charcoal drawings done by George Zielezinski, a prisoner of the Holocaust.
Stained Glass Windows welcome you at the entrance which is over 100 years old glass.
Jesus Walking on the Water is an outdoors display.
Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday 12 noon – 4 p.m.
Mondays by appointment only.
Groups by appointment. Closed Mondays and most major holidays, call ahead.
Please note – the Museum is closed the following Holidays:
Christmas Eve & Day
New Year’s Eve & Day
In case of inclement weather please call 712-644-3888 to make sure we are here or check the local T.V. and radio stations, if Logan-Magnolia School is canceled we also will not be open.
Children Age 15 & under Free
Group Rates are available (call for reservations).
Directions:Located 7 miles northeast of Missouri Valley, IA on Highway 30, or 1 1/2 miles south of Logan, Iowa.
2697 Niagara Trail
Logan, IA 51546