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Special Villisca Historical Society benefit screening of “The Barn Raisers” will be presented July 1

The Barn Raisers, a new documentary by Mid-America Emmy® nominated filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle (Villisca: Living with a Mystery) of Fourth Wall Films will be showcased at Villisca Heritage Day, Sunday, July 1. The award-winning film will screen at 2:00 p.m. at the Villisca Wellness Center, 219 Central Avenue and benefit the Villisca Historical Society and its efforts to preserve local history.  Continue reading

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Memorial Day: They also served . . .

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

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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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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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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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