Our mission: “Keeping Greene County history alive.”    Our motto: “With our programming, museum and special events, we not only preserve the history of our county in west central Iowa, we make that history come alive again!”    Our inspiration: “If you’re going to be presenting history, and you want people to pay any attention to it,” said the late James H. Andrew, “you better make it fun!”
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Holidays celebration & official annual meeting

December 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Greene County Historical Society will meet at 12 noon on Friday, Dec. 6, at the Greenewood Center in Jefferson for our holiday celebration and the official annual business meeting, too.

Besides a delicious meal, there will be an election of officers and board members, with nominations from a board committee as well as from the members in attendance.

The printed newsletter for 2020 will be distributed, with the schedule of meetings & programs for the entire year, as well as financial reports, columns by the officers and other features.

Holiday music will be presented by members of the Greene County High School band, directed by Wes Anderson.

Lunch will be served at 12 noon, $8 for historical society members and $10 for others who want to enjoy the meal. Members should RSVP to their community contacts by Tuesday evening, Dec. 3, and others who want to come for the lunch should RSVP by calling program director Margaret Hamilton at (515) 386-4408.


December 6, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Greenewood Center
401 W. Greenewood Rd
Jefferson, IA 50129
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How many courthouse structures have been built on the site of the current Greene County Courthouse?



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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