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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December 2018

New officers, newsletter, 2019 programs & holiday music at next meeting

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Greenewood Center, 401 W. Greenewood Rd
Jefferson, IA 50129

The Greene County Iowa Historical Society will close its programming for 2018 with the annual holiday-themed lunch and meeting on Friday, Dec. 7, at the Greenewood Center in Jefferson. The annual election of officers will be held, and a newsletter covering 2018 and 2019 activities will be distributed -- and that will include the schedule of monthly and special programs to be held in '19. A special feature will be musical entertainment by Greene County High School band members, led…

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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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