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An “Iowa Culture Trivia Challenge” at the museum

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

We’ll see how well everybody knows their Iowa history and culture on Monday, Feb. 24, when Jessica Rundlett of the State Historical Society of Iowa brings her “Iowa Culture Trivia Challenge” to Jefferson for a free program at 2 p.m. at the Greene County Historical Museum.

The program is a collaboration by the Greene County Iowa Historical Society and the Jefferson Public Library.

Rundlett is coordinator of special projects and outreach for the state historical group.  She helped see that the “Iowa History 101” mobile museum brought its remarkable exhibits to Jefferson last summer during the Bell Tower Festival.  And in the past year, she has developed a growing following for her “tweets” about Iowa culture and history on Twitter.  You can follow her there @JessRundlett.

The program here will include free refreshments.

Details

Date:
February 24
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Venue

Greene County Historical Museum
219 E. Lincoln Way
Jefferson, IA 50129
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How many courthouse structures have been built on the site of the current Greene County Courthouse?

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There have been three courthouses built where the Greene County Courthouse stands today.  Ground was broken on the current courthouse in November of 1915, the cornerstone was set in May 1916 and the new building was dedicated in October of 1917. The centennial celebration of the courthouse is already underway, with events being planned by the “Courthouse 100” committee, with support from the Greene County Historical Society.  You can learn more about the courthouse history and the celebration plans on the Facebook page “Courthouse 100: Greene County, Iowa.”

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