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Construction Under Way On Final Phase Of New Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association Museum In Arnolds Park

Mon 4-15-2019

(Arnolds Park)-- Construction has started on the final phase of the Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association's new museum in Arnolds Park. John Senn, CEO of the Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association, say they've contracted with Warren Zane and Howard Kramer who previously worked for the national Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio who have been working with them on design concepts...Senn01 

"We've hired them to come in and basically give us upgrades on our old museum to the brand new one which is being constructed as we speak. So far from what we've seen it's been exciting and it's going to be one of a kind."

In addition to much more exhibit space, Senn says visitors will find a number of other improvements as well when they open the doors this coming Memorial Day weekend...Senn02 

"We've gathered a lot of good memorabilia from groups like The Flippers or Head East and some of those that have played here not only in the Arnolds Park area but in the Iowa area as well as a lot of Iowa groups. You'll find that in there. We're going to have a couple of theaters and that will kind of give a history of not only the Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association but also the past as far as the Roof Garden, groups that have played there, etcetra etcetra.

Senn adds that fundraising continues on the one million dollar project. He says they have about half of that raised...Senn03 

"This is not a cheap venture. We wanted to do it first class, one of a kind. That means you're going to have to spend a little more money than maybe normally what you would do, and we decided to do that and now we've got some fundraising to do to help do that."

Senn says the new Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association museum will likely remain a work in progress for some time to come.