HISTORY IN A CLOTH BAG

From the mid-1800’s to the Depression, when recycling was a necessity, women turned 100-pound feed sacks and flour sacks into towels, underwear, quilts and clothing! When companies realized that farm wives had started shopping at the feed…

Birding Picnic Point

It's World Migratory Bird Day and what better way to enjoy the day then to join birdwatching.com's Diane Porter, and Carnegie birders Stan Plum and Therese Cummiskey for a Big Sit at Picnic Point in Lamson Woods. Picnic Point was an often mentioned…

Woman's Suffrage In Jefferson County

On August 26, 1920 the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, granting women the right to vote. But the journey to woman's suffrage was a long one that took place on the local level as well as national. Come join Dee Sanquist…

Iowa Stoneware, Brick & Tile

Guest presenter Jeremy McLaughlin, a member of the Forgotten Iowa History Society, has been collecting stoneware since his first auction just after high school.  Since then he has collected stoneware, brick, and tile pieces marked from 100…

1893

1893 is a significant date in the history of the Carnegie Museum. Curator Stan Plum will take you on a journey from Washington D.C. to the American southwest and back again to Fairfield. You'll come away with a greater appreciation of Carnegie…