The northeast Iowa town of Oelwein is celebrating several different influences on its history this weekend with Railroad Days and the Heritage Days celebration. Ruby Campbell of the Oelwein Chamber says things begin Saturday with an art festival. She says one block of the city will be closed off for all kinds of arts demonstrations, the railroad museum will be open at 10 o’clock and you can see the largest exhibit of railroad artifacts in northeast Iowa.
The library also has an "Outreach to Space" exhibit. Campbell says they have lots going on Sunday too. Campbell says the historical museum will have a flea market, the railroad museum will also be open and many other events are also scheduled. The community combined the railroad days and heritage days in recent years.
Campbell says the historical museum used to have its own event and the railroad museum had a different event, and they combined and then were apart, and now are held at the same time. The Italian Heritage events are also held at the same time. Oelwein You can find out more details on the celebrations on the Oelwein Chamber website .