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Buildings around the square in Jefferson

March 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

We’ve seen a whole lot of change around the courthouse square in our Greene County seat town of Jefferson, thanks to the revitalization efforts led by the City of Jefferson and Jefferson Matters Main Street.

In a special program at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, at our museum in Jefferson, Nick Sorensen will talk about the history, character and special challenges of the “Buildings around the square.”

Sorensen is the city’s zoning official, building inspector and special projects coordinator.

Admission is free for the program, and the refreshments will be, too.

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Date:
March 10, 2019
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Venue

Greene County Historical Museum
219 E. Lincoln Way
Jefferson, IA 50129
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