"Jim Burr: Muscatine History Collection" on view in the local history room through February, 2026

Known as a local history expert, Jim Burr avidly collected Muscatine history items for most of his life. In 2022, the estate of Jim Burr began donating his Muscatine history collection to the Muscatine Art Center. Jim’s treasures have enhanced the organization’s already broad local history archive. As a former President of the Board of Trustees for the Muscatine Art Center, Jim helped to shape the organization. Through his estate’s donation of artifacts, Jim has left an incredible legacy to the Muscatine community. On display is a small sampling of items received to date.