Pottawattamie County Attractions...
Historical Society of
County Seat Council Bluffs, Iowa
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"Nightmare on Pearl Street"
Returns June 11
It's all in fun when "zombies" take over the Society's rotary cell museum Saturday, June 11 for the fourth annual Nightmare on Pearl Street. The light-hearted event, somewhat akin to the "haunted houses" that proliferate around Halloween, is a fund-raiser for the museum. HSPC board member Pat Hytrek is coordinating the event which tends to bring in younger people that aren't the typical museum demographic and exposes them to the historic building and some of its fascinating lore. Many adults who visit the museum today say their first knowledge of the "squirrel cage" came when they visited it as a "haunted house," an endeavor the Society used to fund initial restoration of the building after they first acquired it in the 1970s.
The museum is located at 226 Pearl Street in Council Bluffs. Hours and other details will be announced.
Historical preservation is certainly worthwhile, but it's not inexpensive. The Omaha Community Foundation has made it easier to support a nonprofit group with their annual "Omaha Gives!" event. Omaha Gives! is a 24-hour online giving event organized by the Omaha Community Foundation to grow philanthropy in Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie counties. The goal is to inspire the community to come together for 24 hours to give as much as possible to support the work of public 501c3 nonprofits in the metro area.
The minimum donation is $10 and there is no maximum. Bonus dollars and prizes amplify charitable donations to make each dollar go further.
Please mark May 25 on your calendar and be ready with your much appreciated donation or schedule your gift in advance at OmahaGives24.org.
Historical Society Part of "Omaha Gives!" May 25