What’s Next for Mississippi Drive?


After the public engagement meetings for Mississippi Drive back in September and November of last year, you may be asking, what’s next? Well, here’s some more information about next steps for the Mississippi Drive Corridor Project.

The next public engagement meeting is scheduled for:

Tuesday, June 21 at 6 p.m.

Riverview Center, 110 Harbor Drive

The meeting will serve as the introduction of preliminary plans for the project that were created by the engineering team based on community input and polling at the last two meetings.

Join us to see design plans and provide feedback as we work toward a shared vision for using Mississippi Drive to connect the Muscatine community!

For more information about the project, see the our engineering team Bolton and Menk’s Mississippi Drive website.



Fire Department 100 Years of Service Display at Muscatine Art Center

Fire Exhibit Poster

The Muscatine Fire Department celebrated 100 Years of Service to the City of Muscatine in January with an open house. Now, Muscatine Art Center will host an exhibition that tells the story of the Fire Department’s history in our community. The display will feature artifacts from the history of the department, including hose nozzles, a life net, signs, uniforms, safety gear and more!

Join us for the Public Reception in honor of the opening of the exhibition on Friday, May 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Muscatine Art Center, 1314 Mulberry Avenue.

On June 16 and July 14 at 5:30 p.m., Retired Captain Mike Van Wey will give history presentations about the Muscatine Fire Department. Van Wey is a wealth of knowledge about the department and has many stories to share.

Fire fighters will also be making a special appearance at the Friends of the Muscatine Art Center’s Annual Ice Cream Social on Sunday, June 26.

The Fire Department exhibition will be on display from May 21 to Aug. 7, 2016 during regular business hours:

Monday – Closed

Tuesday – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday – 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday – 1 p.m. – 5 p.m

For more information about the 100 Years of Service exhibition, see this recent article by the Muscatine Journal.

We hope you take some time to visit the exhibition to learn more about the history of the Muscatine Fire Department!