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“Theaters in Greene County” with Mike & Dianne Piepel

August 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Mike and Dianne Piepel, of Jefferson, will present a program on the “Theaters in Greene County” when the Greene County Historical Society meets on Friday, Aug. 2, at the Grand Junction Community Center.

The Piepels have been doing extensive research on all the theaters that existed in the county.  All but the tiniest of our towns had at least one, and some towns have had several through their history.

This program and meeting will be held while Grand Junction is celebration its sesquicentennial, so it’ll be a great time to spend a little extra time visiting around the community before and after the historical event.

There will be a lunch in the community center at 12 noon, $8 for historical society members and $10 for others who are not members but would like to eat with us. Historical society members should RSVP about lunch to their community contacts by Wednesday noon, July 31, and others who want to have lunch should RSVP to board member Margaret Hamilton at (515) 386-4408.


August 2, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Grand Junction Community Center
212 E. Main Street
Grand Junction, IA 50107 United States
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