Yes, it has been a long time since the last blog. I really don't have an excuse except being busy with many other activities. Keith and I are members of the Steamboat Rock Historical Society and are very involved. In 2015 Keith finished completely remodeling and renovating the upstairs of the Museum. Our Museum was formerly a bank and the upstairs was developed into an apartment and used that way for many years. Since the building is about 175 years old, there was a lot of repair before decoration.
I have been involved in helping tell the Rainsbarger Story. Our Society has presented some plays as a way to tell the story.
Our Society also has been sponsoring some Saturday Morning Open House Programs. The next one which will be Saturday, July 9th, 2016 is a presentation by Joel Veldkamp, called Freeing the Slaves in Sudan. Joel is assistant to the CEO of Christian Solidarity International and has been involved with this seven times. So everyone is invited to come to the Old City Hall building on Market Street in Steamboat Rock, Iowa at 10:00 AM & 11:00AM on Saturday, July 9th. Coffee and snacks served afterward at the Museum.