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VHSI Annual Membership Drive Underway

Villisca, Iowa square circa early 1900s. Photo courtesy Fourth Wall Films. Join us and support the preservation of Villisca’s history! ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE Villisca Historical Society Join now and get 15 months of membership for the price of 12 months   Annual individual … Continue reading

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Nov 10-11 Marks Special Veteran’s Day Event at Armory

The Villisca Historical Society is co-sponsoring a Veterans’ Day two-day event at the Armory, 316 E 3rd St, Villisca, IA on Nov. 10 and 11 honoring veterans from the Villisca area, with a special focus on those who served in WWI. Join us for this special … Continue reading

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Celebrating 12 Years of Preserving Villisca History

Villisca Historical Society, Inc. celebrates 12 years Continue reading

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One of Villisca’s own receives long-delayed Silver Star

Photo courtesy Captain Robert Moore, Jr. Forty years after the fact, former Army Capt. Robert Moore, Jr., a 1963 graduate of Villisca High School, received the Silver Star for his actions during the Vietnam War. In a ceremony in Marietta, Georgia, at the Joint Forces … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago–Villisca’s boys came home from the Mexican border, only to be ordered to prepare for WWI

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Epperly Donates Villisca Axe to Historical Society

Photo courtesy Fourth Wall Films. The murder weapon used in the 1912 Villisca, Iowa axe murders was donated in October 2006 to the Villisca Historical Society, Inc. by its long-time owner, historian Dr. Edgar V. Epperly. “On behalf of the … Continue reading

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The Odyssey of the Axe

Photograph © Fourth Wall Films. All Rights Reserved. By Dr. Edgar Epperly There was never a doubt regarding the weapon used in the Villisca axe murders.  The killer left the washed but still bloody axe leaning against the south wall … Continue reading

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