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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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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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