Join us at the Greene County Historical Museum at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 28, for a Darcy Maulsby program entitled "Iowa’s Lost History from the Titanic," based on the book she has recently published. This is a joint presentation of the Jefferson Public Library and the Greene County Historical Society. Maulsby, a well-known Iowa […]
The Greene County Historical Society will have its monthly lunch and program on Friday, Sept. 2, at historic St. Patrick’s Catholic Church-Cedar, five miles west of Churdan. The program is at 12:45 p.m. and is “A Brief History of Greene County Trees” with Lynn Menz and Margaret Hamilton. Menz is a former science teacher, and Hamilton […]
“Preacher,” “Congressman,” “negro-stealer” -- Iowa pioneer Josiah Bushnell Grinnell was called all of those things during his life from 1821 to 1891. He and other residents of the new east central Iowa community, which was named after him, helped at least 37 fugitive slaves who passed through their town on the "Underground Railroad" before the […]
We know you're accustomed to our Greene County Historical Museum not having regular "open" hours from November until springtime, but we're making exceptions from time to time. This Wednesday, Nov. 9, is one of those times. So come on over Wednesday afternoon, 1 to 4 p.m. and browse our amazing collection of local history!
Join us at the Greene County Historical Society Museum (219 E Lincoln Way in Jefferson) for a new event: "Leafing Through Greene County History." Saturday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. This event has two parts. First, we’ll sit in a circle, and four members of the historical society will share interesting aspects of the museum’s […]