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Historical and Preservation Society of Pottawattamie County
County Seat Council Bluffs, Iowa
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In the Line of Duty.
Your help is needed to preserve and restore the beautiful St. Patrick's Church in Council Bluffs!
The Historical Society of Pottawattamie County in partnership with Preserve Council Bluffs have announced plans to purchase the church adjacent to Kanesville Boulevard near Frank Street.
Your help is urgently needed! To make a tax deductible donation click on the DONATE button below.
Your support is truly appreciated!
Saturday, April 28: The Great Council Bluffs History Hike
* AL versus TJ Rivalry explained
* Kirn Field "ground zero" for Council Bluffs students
* What your life could have been like 150 years ago
* The stories about Council Bluffs they won't tell you in class!
Meet at Old Kirn Field (Fifth Avenue and Glen Avenue) 9 am, Saturday, April 28; the hike lasts until noon. Hike narrator will be Society member Mike Winchester. No admission charge; everyone is invited!
SO WE CAN HAVE ENOUGH GUIDES AND REFLESHMENTS PLEASE RSVP
to (712) 323-2509
Sunday, April 22: Essentially American: General Grenville Dodge
Grenville Dodge served as a businessman, U.S. Congressman, railroad builder, and a pioneering figure in military intelligence during the Civil War. Dodge likely had greater influence over Council Bluffs than just about anyone else in the city's history. Danette Hen-Snider, Acting Director of the Historic General Dodge House Museum, will provide an overview of the life of Council Bluffs' leading citizen in a program Sunday, April 22, 2 pm at Bayliss Hall, just north of Bayliss Park at 530 First Avenue in Council Bluffs. There is no admission charge and the public is invited.
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