The American Gothic House in Eldon, Iowa, is famous as the backdrop of Grant Wood’s 1930 painting, "American Gothic." Since its completion, the painting has become an American icon and has been both the backdrop and the model for countless parodies. Built in the 1880s, this house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and was donated to the State Historical Society of Iowa in 1991.
- State Historic Site History
- Guide with Site Activities, Vocabulary Words, Reading Recommendations and More
- Learn about Grant Wood's American Gothic Painting
Expedition Activity Schedule
The activities and resources for this week's at-home summer expedition to the American Gothic House are listed below. Some are released on specific dates, while others – listed "Available All Week" – will be accessible immediately. These options offer a wide variety of learning opportunities for children to develop curiosity and critical-thinking skills.
|Available All Week|