Go Huskies!

Congratulations to two of our staff members, Bailey and Brynn Acton, on qualifying for State Softball!

In Memory of Carolyn Farr

The John Wayne Birthplace & Museum lost a dear friend on June 5th, 2021. Carolyn Farr was for many years the voice and the face of the Birthplace. She was a friend to all of us, and anybody who visited the Museum most likely met Carolyn. She touched so many, and we will miss her so much. God bless you, Carolyn…and tell Duke hi.

A Visit from Red Steagall

Singer, songwriter and celebrated western performer Red Steagall returned to Winterset on November 8th to tape an episode of his award-winning RFD-TV series, Somewhere West of Wall Street.  Steagall was the musical headliner at last spring’s John Wayne Birthday Celebration and afterwards accepted an invitation to feature the John Wayne Birthplace & Museum on his popular cable television show.

While Madison County, Iowa is somewhat east of his usual Great Plains and Rocky Mountains territory, Steagall acknowledged that, since his show features museums that perpetuate the heritage of the American West, the John Wayne Birthplace was a perfect fit. “Small town America is where it happens,” said Steagall. “All types of characters grow up in small towns.”

The John Wayne Birthplace episode of Steagall’s show aired recently to help publicize the 2019 John Wayne Birthday Celebration saluting the 50th anniversary of Wayne’s Academy Award-winning performance in “True Grit.”

Singer, songwriter and celebrated western performer Red Steagall returned to Winterset on November 8th to tape an episode of his award-winning RFD-TV series, Somewhere West of Wall Street.  Steagall was the musical headliner at last spring’s John Wayne Birthday Celebration and afterwards accepted an invitation to feature the John Wayne Birthplace & Museum on his popular cable television show.

While Madison County, Iowa is somewhat east of his usual Great Plains and Rocky Mountains territory, Steagall acknowledged that, since his show features museums that perpetuate the heritage of the American West, the John Wayne Birthplace was a perfect fit. “Small town America is where it happens,” said Steagall. “All types of characters grow up in small towns.”

The John Wayne Birthplace episode of Steagall’s show aired recently to help publicize the 2019 John Wayne Birthday Celebration saluting the 50th anniversary of Wayne’s Academy Award-winning performance in “True Grit.”