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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October 2019

“Farming in Greene County: From horse & plow to GPS in the fields”

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Rippey United Methodist Church, 103 Main Street
Rippey, IA 50235 United States

Nancy Hanaman, of rural Rippey, will lead a program on "Farming in Greene County: From horse & plow to GPS in the fields" on Friday, Oct. 4, when the historical society meets at the United Methodist Church in Rippey. The program will focus on this historic farms of three families -- the Jones family, from the Dana area, and the Youngs and Bardoles from the Rippey area.  The Jones and Young families have officially-recognized "Heritage Farms," meaning they have been…

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November 2019

“The Varceis Club of Scranton at 70 years old, and the story of all women’s clubs in Greene County”

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Scranton United Methodist Church, 1000 Lincoln
Scranton, IA

The program promises to be an especially fun one on Friday, Nov. 1, when the Greene County Historical Society meets at the Scranton United Methodist Church. Journalist Chuck Offenburger, of rural Cooper, will share some details from a column he has written about the history and current status of women's clubs in Greene County, and then he will introduce a skit by members of the almost-legendary "Varceis Club" of Scranton, who'll act out some of the 70 years of club…

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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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