Arts & Culture

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Express Yourself in Webster City

With art shows, community theatre productions, a free public library, and a museum complex, Webster City celebrates the arts and culture that make our community rich.


Community Theatre

Since 1968 the Webster City Community Theatre has entertained the community and put on four main shows a year, plus a children's production.  The Theatre acquired the current performing art center building in 1992.  The theatre seats 176 people and often offers 'dinner and a show' promotions.  Learn more.

Kendall Young Library

Kendall Young Library is a fully endowed 22,000 sq. ft. public library that is free to all residents.  Along with activities like kids movie day, books discussions, and an enlarged children's section, the library offers access to three collections: Abastenia St. Leger Eberle Sculpture Collection, the Foster Doll Collection, and the Van Ness Native American Collection.  Learn More.

Wilson Brewer Park

This museum complex is made up of six historic buildings that tell the history of Webster City, including the first Hamilton County Courthouse, the second Illinois Central Railroad Depot, the Jamison Log Cabin, the Brewer Cabin, Mulberry Center Church, and the Harmony Schoolhouse.

Jane Young House

This is the historic house of Kendall and Jane Young, who moved here in 1858 to start a bank.  In 1888, Mrs. Young was asked to donate to the library, serving as the defining moment that led Mr. Young leaving his entire estate to the City for purpose of building and operating a free public library.  The home now serves as the meeting place for the Webster City Women's Club.

Multi-Cultural Understanding

Webster City is home to All Cultures Equal, Inc., which provides services that help with cultural exchanges in the community, as well as educational and economic advancement.  Programs and services offered include english language classes, GED classes, toddler story time, cultural celebrations, speaker forums, and other community events.