TRAER SALT & PEPPER
SHAKER GALLERY

411 Second Street
Traer, Iowa 50675

Over 16,000 different sets of shakers and still growing!

                  
 
Gallery Hours

March 1 thru November 30 - Tuesday thru Saturday, 1pm-5 pm
December 1 thru February 28 - call or email for appointment

Closed Major Holidays

Phone: 319-231-7654        Email: saltandpepper@traer.net

Admission
Regular . . . . . . . . . . $3.00
Ages 5-12  . . . . . . . . $1.00
Under 5 . . . . . . Free with Adult
Group Tours Available Upon Request


COME VIEW THE MIDWEST'S LARGEST COLLECTION

OF SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS.

                

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
has designated this gallery
an "Iowa Great Place."

It displays the largest collection of salt and pepper shakers
in the United States west of the Mississippi River
and the second largest in the world!


The gallery features the amazing collection of Traer resident, Ruth Rasmussen. Begun in 1946, the collection contains examples of nodders, huggers, kissers, go-withs, hangers, minis, nesters, longboys, tallboys, condiment sets and many other types of shakers in porcelain, glass, ceramic, metal, plastic and wood. The Rasmussen collection has been featured in the Guinness Book of World Records, USA Today, the National Enquirer, and on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, in addition to many other publications.

The gallery will also house thousands of sets of shakers
generously donated by other people.

To download a gallery brochure, click below.

SPBrochure.pdf

 

THE TRAER SALT AND PEPPER SHAKER GALLERY IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION INCORPORATED IN THE STATE OF IOWA.

MAJOR FUNDING FOR THE GALLERY HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY THE FOLLOWING:

City of Traer
State of Iowa, Department of Cultural Affairs
Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., Dysart
Traer Development Corporation
Traer Community Foundation
Tama County Community Foundation
Farmers Savings Bank and Trust - Traer
Black Hawk County Gaming Association

   Many generous donations have also been received from private donors.
If you would like to make a donation to the gallery, please send it to
Traer Salt and Pepper Shaker Gallery, 411 Second St., Traer, IA 50675,
or contact Ellen Young at 319-231-7654.

 




           

 

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