Renovation of the Traer Historical Museum's facade was recently completed.
Improvements to the historically significant building, located at 514 Second St., include a fresh coat of paint, tinted windows, a newly refabricated awning and a brand new sign. The complete makeover adds much to the viability of the museum and downtown Traer.
Another new feature at the museum is the Traer Opera House Exhibit which features the original Opera House doors and seats, as well as memorabilia including photos, programs, posters and a timeline of what was Traer's main entertainment venue for many years.
The Traer Historical Museum now looks spiffy and new with a renovated facade. Above, the new sign that adorns the museum. Below, the awning was also refabricated, tinted windows were added and a fresh coast of paint was applied to give the museum a great new look.
The museum is a treasure trove of memorabilia, including a U. S. Civil War 3-inch ordnance rifle, replicas of historic period rooms, and the amazing collection of folk art whittlings carved in the 1930s and 40s with only the use of a pen knife by Traer resident W.O.Z. Endicott. Visitors can enjoy a stroll back to the past amongst items of historical and cultural interest which tell the story of Traer and northern Tama County.