Monday, August 17th, a group of Rural Legacy workers got together in Odebolt at the First Presbyterian Church to put together a BIG mailing of books to the American History teachers of Iowa middle schools. The books are a gift from the Rural Legacy Project group, with postage and mailer costs provided by the recently awarded Gilbert and Dorothy Renze Grant. The group began assembling the packet about 10:00 a.m. and had prepared 582 mailings by 4:00 p.m.
Our thanks goes to the willing workers: Jack Bensley, Donna Buehler, Madeline Meyer, Dorothy Kessler Engstrom, Sandy Kessler Host, Pastor Bill Crawford, and Carol Raasch. Another thank you goes to our local post office employees for handling our onslaught of packages so efficiently, and a number of folks who held the door as we brought them in.
An additional mailing is planned later on to the area libraries of this new publication by Sandra Kessler Host, filled with photos and material that we anticipate will be used in the teaching of an Iowa History unit in the middle school history curriculum. The photos of items used in the rural schools of Iowa and the rest of the country are from our collection in the Rural Schools Museum of Odebolt.
We’d like to remind folks that the Museum is still open on Wednesdays, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, through October.
Wednesdays: 10am to 4pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 2 to 4pm
Also open by appointment;
View the Iowa Rural Schools Museum new 2-page pamphlet!