Experience Clay County! We have many amazing cultural aspects that we hope you can explore. In Clay County, we do not necessarily remember days; we remember moments...We welcome you to come and create those memorable moments with us.

Arts on Grand

Where art comes to life!

Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 3pm

Closed Sundays & Mondays. 

Available in the Gallery Gift Shop: Wild Wood - Wood Turning
Perry Polson's handmade wood creations are available in the AOG Gift Shop.
Check out www.wildwoodturning.com for more info.

408 North Grand Avenue
Spencer , IA 51301
Phone: (712) 262-4307
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Clay County Heritage Center

The Clay County Heritage Center is located in downtown Spencer. It opened in July 2012 and houses two galleries and the bulk of our collection. A permanent exhibition in the Dvergsten Gallary titled "This Land We Call Home – Settling Clay County” illustrates archeological, pioneer, and early Clay County histroy, including the 1931 Spencer Fire.

Open hours:

  • Tuesday - Friday 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM
  • Closed Sunday and Monday
7 Grand Avenue
Spencer , IA 51301
Phone: (712) 262-3304
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McGee Gallery

Contemporary equine and western art including portraits, landscapes, and florals.

Gallery Hours: (Please call ahead to confirm.)
Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 12pm

If driving a distance, always call first (712) 295-6315.
217 Main Street
Peterson , IA 51047
Phone: (712) 295-6315
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Parker Museum

The Parker Museum is an excellent example of the arts-and-crafts style of architecture. The house was built in 1916 for the Roy Webb family and was later donated to be an historic house museum. This museum showcases the lifestyle of rural Iowa throughout the years and the house's primary residents, the James E. Parker family. The backyard Duroe Building contains a Blacksmith shop as well as an expansive agricultural collection.

The Parker Museum is open by appointment, please call (712) 262-3304 or email info@claycountyheritage.org to schedule a tour.

The Parker Museum holds free Open Houses during the summer. Below are the scheduled Open Houses for 2022:

  • Sunday, June 12 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM
  • Sunday, July 10 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM
  • Sunday, August 14 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM
300 East Third Street
Spencer , IA 51301
Phone: (712) 262-3304
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Peterson Heritage, Inc.

Where one community tells a lifetime of stories!

    -Christian Kirchner House
    -Farm Machinery Museum
    -Rock Forest School
    -J.A. (Gust) Kirchner House
    -Philip Kirchner Cabin
    -Fort Peterson Blockhouse
    -Boarding House

Museums open by appointment.
PO Box 44
Peterson , IA 51047
Phone: (712) 261-1875

Spencer Community Theatre

Spencer Community Theatre is a magical place where performers, patrons, and volunteers are transformed by the creative experience. SCT encourages multi-generational and diverse participation in the artistic process. We are inspired by our past, proud of our present, and anticipate our future as a vibrant pillar of the cultural life of our community.

Let the storyline take you away at Spencer Community Theatre.  Theatre seats 266.

Meeting space also available.  Contact the SCT Playhouse for details at 262-7336.   

518 1st Avenue E
PO Box 1225
Spencer , IA 51301
Phone: (712) 262-7336
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Spencer Public Library

Where anything is possible!  Home of Dewey Readmore Books!

Dewey Readmore Books was the resident cat at Spencer Public Library. He was put in the book return one cold January   night in 1988. When the staff found him the next morning, they decided to adopt him. Vicki Myron published the book about Dewey's life and the Spencer community: Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World.

Meeting space available - call 580-7290.
21 E 3rd Street
Spencer , IA 51301
Phone: (712) 580-7290
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Vinestock Wine & Arts Festival

Stroll through downtown Peterson and enjoy wine and beer tasting from various wineries and breweries, as well as delicious food and shopping of arts, crafts and more! Vinestock happens annually on the first weekend in October.

Put on by Spencer Radio Group

Peterson , IA 51047

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