Iowa Heartland History Connection

Transforming Regional History

The Iowa Heartland History Connection has selected Bluewater Studio to lead the Planning, Design, Fabrication, and Installation of exhibits within their new and planned gallery spaces, totaling 7,700 square feet.

To attract a diverse audience, the new museum will employ a wide range of exhibit techniques to engage visitors in Southeast Iowa’s unique regional history and culture. A Children’s Exploration Center will capture the imagination of the youngest visitors through creative play and their own makerspace.

“I could not be more impressed with the whole team’s professionalism and collegiality. They have knocked it out of the park so far!” – Rick Woten, Ph.D., IHHC Director


Lord Cultural Resources
WeatherstonBruer Associates


  • Contract Management
  • Financial Management
  • Project Management
  • Scheduling Management
  • Interpretive Planning
  • Focus Sessions & Workshops
  • Content Development
  • Concept, Graphic & Detail Design
  • Cost Estimating
  • Prototypes, Mockups & Sampling
  • Construction Drawings
  • Fabrication & Installation
  • AV/Multimedia Integration
  • Lighting & Electrical Integration
  • Facility Interface Coordination
  • Artifact Handling