Last updated: 6/7/2013
Coon Rapids, IA 50058
P.O. Box 192
Coon Rapids, IA 50058
The Museum is open year round by appointment. Arrangements to visit the museum can be made by telephoning Darwin Pierce or Liz Garst, museum co-curators.
Darwin Pierce, Museum Co-Curator
The museum represents 12 years of research and work by FLUXUS Midwest. The museum's current collection comprises more than 150 objects, relics and documents. This digital version of the FLUXUS INDIAN MUSEUM is part of the continuing effort to promote knowledge about the Fluxus Indians.
The FLUXUS INDIAN MUSEUM is located in a picturesque wooded river valley now known as Whiterock Conservancy near Coon Rapids, Iowa. Coon Rapids is--as the crow flies--approximately 60 miles west of Des Moines, 80 miles east of Omaha, 190 miles north of Kansas City; and 225 miles south of Minneapolis.
Evidence of the existence of a remarkable group of people known as The Fluxus Indians was discovered in state archives in Iowa in 1984. A group of midwestern social scientists, musicians and artists known as FLUXUS Midwest became intrigued and began to earnestly pursue this discovery. As knowledge and artifacts began to accumulate, the idea for a museum developed. Liz Garst, longtime member of FLUXUS Midwest, gave the museum its home. The museum is housed in a combination barn and guest cottage constructed in 1993. The original plans for the building called only for a small tractor shed. The plan evolved into a considerably larger "monument" known locally now as The Garage-mahal. The museum opened its doors to the public on July 4, 1994.
Since opening in 1994, THE FLUXUS INDIAN MUSEUM has become part of the Garst Farm Resort and the Whiterock Conservancy.
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