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!”

Who’s who in our organization


President               Dale Hanaman
Vice-President     Nancy Hanaman
Secretary               Margaret Hamilton
Treasurer              Becki Cunningham
Past President      Ces Brunow
Exec. Director      Roger Aegerter



The officers (above) serve on the board, along with Dallas Schrader, Joyce Ausberger, Nick Foster, Paul White, Mary Lynch, Carol John, and Chuck Offenburger.



Acquisitions: Roger Aegerter, Janet Durlam, Dianne Piepel, John Turpin.

Artiifact Database: Margaret Hamilton, Abby Hamilton.

Building Oversight: Roger Aegerter, Paul White, Dallas Schrader.

Educational Outreach: Janet Durlam, Roger Aegerter.

Exhibits: Janet Durlam, Ces Brunow.

Fairgrounds Facility & Threshing Bee: Nick Foster.

Historian: Lois Clark.

Membership: Mary Weaver.

Programs: Nancy Hanaman.

Public Relations: Chuck Offenburger, Ces Brunow.

Refreshments: Denise Harberts.

Spelling Bee: Marilynn Hoskinson.



Dawn Rudolph Scranton 515-370-5605
Janice Gilley Grand Junction 515-738-2642
Marilynn Hoskinson Jefferson 515-386-3490
Virginia Carlson Paton 515-386-2401
Liz Guess Churdan 515-389-3160
Stephen & Bette Molle Cooper 515-386-3822
Mary Weaver Rippey 515-360-8046


The meals for the monthly meetings of the historical society continue to be $8 per member ($10 for non-members). But following a vote of the membership, we have agreed the lunches will be a lighter meal, such as soup/or salad, and a sandwich, and a light sweet for dessert. Reservations with the community contacts are to be completed by 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the Friday meeting. The “Community Contacts” listed here will call Nancy Hanaman at 515-436-7684 with their lists. She will then communicate with the cooks.

How To Get Involved
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Help us grow! Donate, become a member, or renew your membership today!
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Did you know there were so many historical sites in this county? See many of them on the map here!
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See interviews with historical figures, events and programs we have recorded, and much more!
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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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