Story Starters - May 2013

As Seen on HGTV

West End Architectural Salvage, Des Moines

HGTV's show "West End Salvage" is filmed in Des Moines at West End Architectural Salvage. The 50,000 square-foot warehouse on the edge of downtown is packed with repurposed antiques. West End creates hundreds of amazing pieces of custom furniture every year, from tables and bar stools to wine racks, headboards and more.

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Read My Pins

National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library, Cedar Rapids

Opening May 11, this exhibit at the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids will feature more than 280 pins Secretary of State Madeline Albright wore to emphasize the importance of a negotiation, signify high hopes, protest the abuse of progress and show pride in representing the United States.

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Kinze Innovation Center

Kinze Innovation Center, Williamsburg

The Kinze story is shared through a replica of the original Kinze Welding Shop to the modern agricultural equipment manufactured today. Tour includes Big Blue, displays of Kinze's products and innovations, interactive displays for all ages and The Kinze Story is featured in the theatre.

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Heeere's Johnny...

Johnny Carson Birthplace, Corning

Johnny Carson's birthplace home has been restored to 1925, the year of Johnny's birth, complete with period pieces. Visitors will be able to watch video clips from his show. Open Memorial Day weekend for tours as well as weekends throughout the summer.

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