By Jan Erdahl

It is hard to believe that is September and we are almost wrapping up another season of exhibits and programs at the museum. If you haven’t been in, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to see the outstanding collections of Peggy and Junior McBride that we have on display as well as others.
One of our last programs of the year is also coming up. Mark your calendars for Thursday, Oct. 1, 7-8 PM when Kay Schmiesing will present the history of hankies. Join us as we unfold the history of this simple square of fabric whose origins began in China when it was first used as a head cover. Before the age of Kleenex, handkerchiefs held memories of sadness, joy, hope, happiness and love cradled in their folds. They were carried by Knights of the Round Table, kings and emperors, and waved by damsels in distress. Shakespeare used a misunderstanding over a handkerchief as a plot for Othello to murder his wife. Learn all of this and more. See Kay’s charming collection that will take you back to days gone by.
For further information contact the museum at 319-342-3619. No advance registration is required. There will be a $2.00 admission and light refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!