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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Thank you to the Pocahontas County Supervisors for their Support!

We will speak to  the Pocahontas County Supervisors soon to thank them for their support and to let them know what we accomplished in 2016. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, we put together these photos for our presentation.


Programs
The museum held 27 programs, group tours, and open houses in 2016. We worked with school classes, nursing homes, and community organizations.
county-wide School Days at Wiegert Farmstead

 hands-on tour
Horizon's Unlimited
Emmetsburg
 presentation on pioneer farming
Women, Land and Legacy Group
Pocahontas, Buena Vista and Calhoun County



 Pocahontas Area and Laurens-Marathon 
May term class


 
 Pocahontas Area and Laurens-Marathon 
May term class

 Pocahontas Area and Laurens-Marathon 
May term class

 ISU after-school program

 ongoing Laurens-Marathon fifth grade Iowa history



Laurens-Marathon American History class



Outreach Displays 
The museum set up new displays every three months at local libraries.
 Rolfe Public Library
 
 Pocahontas Public Library

Laurens Public Library

 We also displayed two trees at the Laurens Festival of Trees
fifth grade pioneer tree

museum tree
"Merry Marketing"

We provided a display for the schoolhouse at the Wiegert Fall Fest.



Building Maintenance
We put in new and retrofitted lights on the main floor.
Thanks to Laurens Municipal Power and Communications for installation! 





We installed safer handrails to the basement.


Organization and Display 
We had guest  displays at the museum.
The Laurens-Marathon American History class created a display as part of their study of WWI.

The Finders Keepers Club put together a display about 1950's housewives.


Some of 2016 New Acquisitions 




 breaking plow

umpire equipment
work horse items