Historical and Preservation Society of Pottawattamie County


County Seat Council Bluffs, Iowa

2019 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.  

     There is no charge for Historical Society members; the fee for non-members is $5.  Due to library policy tickets for non-members who want to attend must be purchased in advance and cannot be bought at the door.  Tickets can be purchased online (below), at the RailsWest or "Squirrel Cage" Jail museums, or by contacting Pat Murphy at 402-850-0822.

     These programs will follow a "Share and Tell" format; guests having related photos or memorabilia to show are encouraged to bring it and after the lecture share any information, experiences or stories they may have about the topic.

Thursday, July 25--Woodard Candy Factory and the Bregants

6:30 pm, Council Bluffs Public Library; Tour of the Bregant House will follow the program.

Jean and Inez Bregant, who were respectively 45 and 42 inches tall, worked as sales and promotional representatives for the nationally-popular Woodward Candy factory.  Our one hour program talks about the Bregants, their custom home designed for people their size, and the Woodward candy factory, once a major local employer.  The program will be presented by Patricia Murphy and Dr. Richard Warner.

Historical Society of Pottawattamie County members are free; there is a $5 admission fee for non-members.  Purchase tickets online below... or better yet, join the Historical Society and come to all the programs in the series for free!  Click here to join learn more about Society membership.


Buy tickets to the program online!

Admission is $5 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance; Historical Sciety members are free and need no advance ticket.