Keokuk Union Depot — Rental and Events

The Depot is a popular venue for public events such as concerts, art festivals, or book signings as well as private events including weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, showers, anniversaries, class reunions, and group or business meetings. Pictured on this page are some of the events the Depot has hosted in recent years.

The building is usable year-round. The waiting room is equipped with heat, air conditioning, and rest rooms. Further improvements are planned as resources become available. Rental receipts help to support the maintenance of this historic structure and its adaptation to better serve the community.

Rent the Depot for your community, group, or family activity! Phone Tracy Gatton, 319-795-1008, for information
and available dates. Click here to view the Depot Rental Agreement. (PDF file opens in a separate window.)

Recent and Forthcoming Events at the Depot

Forthcoming public events are in bold type. Schedule updated August 13, 2023; some events may be tentative.
Funds raised through events at the Depot support the maintenance of the facility as a community resource.

  • Saturday, May 6, 2023 — Wedding Reception (Private)
  • Sunday, May 7, 2023 — Family Gathering (Private)
  • Saturday, May 13, 2023 — Graduation Party (Private)
  • Saturday, May 20, 2023 — Graduation Party (Private)
  • Sunday, May 21, 2023 — Graduation Party (Private)
  • Saturday, May 27, 2023 — Wedding (Private)
  • Saturday, June 3, 2023 — Wedding Reception (Private)
  • Sunday, June 4, 2023 — Baby Shower (Private)
  • Saturday, June 10, 2023 — Retirement Celebration (Private)
  • Friday, June 16, 2023 — Youth Group Dance (Private)
  • Sunday, June 25, 2023 — Bridal Shower (Private)
  • Sunday, July 2, 2023, 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m. — Depot Open House
  • Saturday, July 8, 2023 — Baby Shower (Private)
  • Saturday, July 22, 2023 — Birthday Party (Private)
  • Saturday, July 29, 2023 — Family Celebration (Private)
  • Sunday, July 30, 2023 — Birthday Party (Private)
  • Saturday, August 5, 2023 — Baby Shower (Private)
  • Friday, August 11, 2023 — Class Reunion (Private)
  • Saturday, August 12, 2023 — Baby Shower (Private)
  • Saturday, August 19, 2023 — Birthday Party (Private)
  • Saturday, August 26, 2023, 1:00-4:00 p.m. — Celebration of Life, Steve Celania
  • Saturday, August 26, 2023 — Group Meeting (Private)
  • Saturday, September 2, 2023 — Wedding (Private)
  • Saturday, September 23, 2023 — Class Reunion (Private)
  • Saturday, September 30, 2023 — Wedding (Private)

Wedding, September 2021
The Depot is a favorite venue for weddings. A happy couple poses
during a September, 2021 ceremony. Photo by Korenda Schrader Bell

Wedding Reception Setup, 2013
The Depot waiting room set up for a wedding rehearsal
dinner in July 2014. Photo by Richard Leonard

Class Reunion, September 2019
Alumni pose at the 35th class reunion of Keokuk High School and
Cardinal Stritch High School, September 2019. Photo by Sue Hamilton

Baby Shower, October 2019
An array of gifts displayed at a baby shower on September 8, 2018.
Photo by Dave Grogan

Keokuk Arts Festival, June 2017
The Depot hosted the Keokuk Arts Festival in June 2017.
Photo by Richard Leonard

Tile Signing, October 2017
Depot supporters sign tiles to be placed on the restored
roof, October 2017. Photo by Richard Leonard

Wedding, September 2022
The Depot hosted an outdoor wedding on September 17, 2022.
Photo by a Family Member

Toddler Birthday Celebration, December 2019
The waiting room decorated for a toddler birthday celebration
in December 2019. Photo by Alexis Maher

'Keokuk Rocks the Arts,' September 2018
The Depot hosted "Keokuk Rocks the Arts" for the Fine Arts
Council on September 22, 2018. Photo by Sandra Seabold

Switchback Concert, December 2016
The popular duo "Switchback" presented a concert of American roots
and celtic soul music at the Depot on December 1, 2017.
Photo by Sandra Seabold

Nalani Proctor Concert, September 2017
Nalani Proctor and her group presented a concert at the
Depot on September 15, 2017. Photo by Sandra Seabold

Anniversary Celebration, September 2015
Attendees enjoy an anniversary celebration at the
Depot in September 2015. Photo by Doug Ewing

Model Train Layout, 2013
Depot Foundation director Richard Leonard, in conductor's costume,
demonstrates his HO gauge model train to young visitors during the
Keokuk "Power 100" celebration, June 2013. Photo by Sandra Seabold

Rent the Depot for your community, group, or family activity! Phone Carla Celania, 319-524-4887, for information
and available dates. Click here to view the Depot Rental Agreement. (PDF file opens in a separate window.)

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Depot Postcard from Early 1900s
This postcard view of the Depot from the early 1900s was printed in Germany. Contributed by Sharon Walden, Salem, Iowa