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Forest City Economic Development
145 S. Clark Street
PO Box 306
Forest City, IA 50436
Office: (641) 585-5560

Boman Fine Arts Center

Opening in 2018, The Boman FIne Arts Center is the result of a collaborative effort between the City of Forest City, Waldorf University, Forest City Community Schools, and the Forest City community. The $10 million state-of-the-art facility is 29,743 square feet with two stories and can seat 630 people. The theatre features a 36’ x 80’ stage with orchestra pit, green room, dressing rooms, staging and production area, a full fly area, and rigging. It’s housed with quality electronics, lighting, and audio visual equipment. The theatre serves host to theatrical productions from the Forest City Schools, Waldorf University and local theater group BrickStreet Theatre.


Waldorf University


The Theatre Department performs four mainstage shows a year, along with many side productions and offers many theatrical opportunities to students regardless of their major. Productions range from classic works to musical theatre. 


The Waldorf Community Artist Series brings world-class performances to the Boman Fine Arts Center to enrich its students and the community with culture and tradition.


Brickstreet Theatre

A community theater group that hosts three annual productions in the Spring, Summer and Christmas. Brickstreet also hosts a number of pre-production and small shows. Brickstreet welcomes people from the area to join in bringing theater to Forest City, whether that’s as an actor, stage crew or serving on one of its committees.


Winnebago Historical Society

The Winnebago Historical Society is a non-profit organization where volunteers work to preserve the history of Winnebago County for future generations. The historical society oversees the Mansion Museum, Trinity Church and Heritage Park of North Iowa. 

Mansion Museum

Home of the Winnebago Historical Society. The mansion was built at the turn of the 20th century for Charles J. Thompson, President of FC National Bank and backer of the Summit Hotel. Today, the mansion holds an assortment of unique and rare collections and exhibits as well as serving as a remarkable example of neoclassical architecture.

Trinity Church

Built in 1874, Trinity Church is the oldest structure still standing in Winnebago County. The church hosts events year-round such as jazz and gospel concerts and is also available to rent for events.

Heritage Park

Located on the south end of town, the Heritage Park of North Iowa offers a hands-on learning opportunity. Come to Heritage Park to see unique historical demonstrations and exhibits. Can also serve as a venue for entertainment and gatherings for small and large crowds.