Henry County Heritage Trust Announces Ribbon Cutting for Iowa Wesleyan Archives Room

Henry County Heritage Trust (HCHT) held its monthly meeting on April 24, 2024, at the museum in Mount Pleasant, with nearly all board members in attendance.

After the minutes and finance reports were approved, plans for the Friday, May 10, opening of the Iowa Wesleyan Archives Room were finalized.  The Mount Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00 AM.  The public will then be invited to tour.  Refreshments and some giveaways will be offered. The IW Archives will be open for touring and research on Mondays, 10:00 to 2:00, through June.  The board recognized Tony Brown, who has refurbished the stuffed “Croaker” band, now housed in the archives.

In June, the Van Allen House is being offered as a tour stop for Preserve Iowa Summit registered attendees.  During the summit, the Van Allen House will be open to the general public on Thursday, June 6, 10:00-Noon.  David Van Allen will present a program on 19th Century photography, June 29.  A Tag Sale and Henry County History Book Sale will be held later in the summer.

The next scheduled HCHT board meeting will be Wednesday, May 22, 10:00 AM at the Henry County Heritage Center Museum, 403 West Madison Street.  The public is invited.