(WINTERSET) The Vision Iowa Board awarded a grant to the John Wayne Birthplace Museum in Winterset. The grant, awarded from the Community Attraction and Tourism Fund, was approved today by the Vision Iowa Board at their meeting in Des Moines.
The total project cost of the John Wayne Birthplace Museum is $1,380,389. The amount requested was $450,904. The amount awarded was $400,000 with the contingency that fundraising is completed within 60 days.
This project includes the construction of the John Wayne Birthplace Museum, an interactive museum and learning center honoring the life and work of John Wayne. The facility will include a welcome center, theater, extensive exhibit space and gift shop.