Historical and Preservation Society of Pottawattamie County

County Seat Council Bluffs, Iowa

The Kanesville Speakers Series

      Everybody likes a good story, and it's hard to imagine a place with more of them than Council Bluffs.

     The Society has teamed with Preserve Council Bluffs to create what promises to be a highly informative as well as entertaining look at the area's past.

     The programs are planned to be one hour in length and will be held at the Council Bluffs library

Thursday, November 14-- Giving Council Bluffs its Look— J. Chris Jensen, Architect

6:30 pm, Council Bluffs Public Library

     What do Thomas Jefferson High School, City Hall, Bloomer School, the Bennett Building, First Baptist Church, the Hughs-Irons Building in the 100 block and dozens of others in town have in common? They were all designed by J. Chris Jensen. The architect and his buildings is the topic of the next program of the Kanesville Speakers Series, Thursday, November 14, 6:30 pm at the CB library. The program will look at the histories of these buildings, factors influencing design during that time, and the architect himself.            


     The program will be presented by Dr. Richard Warner and is part of the Kanesville Speakers Series.  Nonmembers are welcome to attend for a $5 admission fee.  Due to library policy and to ensure sufficient seating guests are asked to pay admission in advance.  This can be done online (below) or mail a check to Patricia Murphy, at 333 Willow Avenue, Council Bluffs, 51503. To reserve a spot by phone contact Patricia Murphy at 402-850-0822.  Admission is also payable at the RailsWest or “Squirrel Cage” Jail Museums during their open hours.  See all the upcoming programs with no additional admission charge by becoming a Historical Society member.

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Buy tickets to the program online!

Admission is $5 per person. Historical Sciety members are free and need no advance ticket.