Welcome to Villisca History!
We are happy you are here and curious about the unique history of Villisca, Iowa. We welcome your stories, photographs, questions and suggestions. Because we do not have a building/museum at this time (all in good time!), the best way to reach the Villisca Historical Society is via e.mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for visiting! ~Mary Hansen, VHSI President
Category Archives: Villisca History
Creator W. B. King. American Red Cross. Second War Fund. 1917 Fundraising poster for the Red Cross. Written by Linda Artlip Weinstein VILLISCA GIRL IN POSTER—Effie Kelley Vliet, a Villisca girl who attended Villisca High School with the Class of … Continue reading
By Linda Artlip Weinstein When D. N. Smith of Burlington, Iowa, gave our town its name in the 1850s, he probably never stopped to consider the variety of ways in which the word “Villisca” would be spelled in the coming … Continue reading
For those of a certain age, an iconic television series, “WKRP in Cincinnati,” broadcast in 1978 one of the funniest Thanksgiving episodes in TV history. In the episode, entitled “Turkeys Away,” the fictional radio station—in a misguided attempt to gain … Continue reading
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
Villisca Historical Society, Inc. celebrates 12 years Continue reading