May 15, 2016 Mills County Museum 1:30p pm – 2:30 pmCivilian
Conservation CorpWilliam 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 pmVictorian 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.
July 17, 2016 Mills County Museum 1:30 pm – 2:30 pmHistory
of Tabor, Iowa and Tabor College
Harry Wilkins of rural Tabor will be presenting a
history of Tabor, Iowa and Tabor college.
August 28, 20016 Mills County Museum 1:30 pm – 2:30 pmHome
Brewing of Beer by Ancestors John
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.
September 18, 2016 Mills County Museum 1:30 pm – 2:30 pmGrandma
and Great Grandma canning and preserving food.
Stephen Hunt and John Yates will be telling their
family canning stories.
November 13, 2016 Mills County Museum 1:30 pm – 2:30 pmThanksgiving
at the General Dodge HouseDanette
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.