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Sunday, May 15, 2016 Mills County Museum 1:30p pm – 2:30 pm Civilian Conservation Corp William Bill Jamerson 

 Jamerson's presentation has been described as a cross between Woody Guthrie and Garrison Keillor. It's the oral tradition of sharing cultural and ethnic traditions with humor, storytelling, and song. The telling of these stories is more than preserving the past; they are a reminder of who we are, and how we got to where we are. And in this way, the stories are as important as they are entertaining.  

Sunday, June 26, 2016 Mills County Museum 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Victorian Romance Language including "Lnaguage of the Fan," by Leigh Jean Koinzan

Leigh Jean Koinzan will entertain you with the delicate nature of flirtation between the Victorian ladies and Victorian gentlemen. Leigh Jean describes herself as a woman born in the wrong century.  Although she is a thoroughly modern woman she has a deep passion and love for everything Victorian. 

Sunday, July 17, 2016 Mills County Museum 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
History of Tabor, Iowa and Tabor College

Harry Wilkins of rural Tabor will be presenting a history of Tabor, Iowa and Tabor college.        

Sunday, August 28, 20016 Mills County Museum 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Home Brewing of Beer by Ancestors John Bueltel

John Bueltel will discuss the art of beer brewing by our pioneer ancestors.  John Bueltel is part owner and head brewer at Keg Creek Brewing Company in Glenwood, Ia where he lives with his wife Karen. John was a middle school art teacher in Glenwood for 33 years and retired in 2008 to pursue other adventures. His interests in the fermentation craft came early as he started fermenting wine as a teenage when he was introduced to it by an uncle.  In 2006 John started brewing beer in his home with a neighbor friend and the fuse was lite. Along with local friends this hobby became very serious as they started entering home brewing contests and winning awards for their beers. In 2010 with the encouragement of Vine Street Cellars a Glenwood winery he and 3 other local brewers began work on what is now Keg Creek Brewing Company.    


Sunday, September 18, 2016 Mills County Museum 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Grandma and Great Grandma canning and preserving food.

Stephen Hunt and John Yates will be telling their family canning stories.    


 Sunday, November 13, 2016 Mills County Museum 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Thanksgiving at the General Dodge House Danette Hein-Snider

Danette Hein-Snider portrays the wife of General Dodge; Ruth Anne Dodge. Ruth Anne Dodge was proud of the fact she was a direct descendant of Governor Bradford of the Mayflower.  She was a brave woman following her husband, General G. M. Dodge from camp to camp during the Civil War, sometimes crossing enemy lines. She liked travel, music, and supported the library. As a matter of fact it was through her efforts that Council Bluffs became home of the first free public library in the entire state of Iowa.