Historical Society of Pottawttamie County, Iowa

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     You've been to the "Squirrel Cage" Jail museum before.  Now you need to come again.  Under the direction of Society vice-president Jason LeMaster board members, staff, and volunteers have worked throughout the off season to transform the 1885 building from looking like a museum into having  more the feel it did during its 84 years as the Pottawattamie County jail.  

     The open house will run from 11 am until 4 pm. Society members are admitted free; normal admission fees apply for nonmembers.

"Squirrel Cage" Jail Museum Kicks Off Season With Open House April 1

     The Society's board of directors has set Sunday, April 23 as the date for the Historical Society's annual business meeting and banquet.  HSPC President Mariel Wagner says she hopes moving the event from January to spring will provide more favorable weather. The general membership voted last year to change the bylaws to remove the requirement the meeting be held in January; the revised bylaws now allow the president and board of directors to select a date.  The time and location of the meeting has not as yet been determined.

Society Annual Banquet

Set for April 23