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Inside This Issue:
NEWS FROM THE PAST AND FOR THE FUTURE
Recent Donations Pg 2
Next Block Building
Nevada Creamery Pg 6
Meet the Board
Member List Pg 11
Contact Information Pg 12
Volume 6, Issue 1
Exhibit—Honoring Our Military History
Open on the 2nd and 4th Saturday each month, 9am–12pm
$2 requested donation for the featured “Honoring Our Military History” exhibit, 624 J. Ave.
We continue to Honor Our Military History” Looking through the clothing owned by the historical
society for military uniforms we were able to find several WWI and WWII uniforms, helmets, a gas mask,
a few weapons, and some pictures and banners. We also received some donations and some items on
loan of Navy, Air Force, Marines dress uniforms and fatiques. Our exhibit has artifacts from the Civil
War, WWI, WWII, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam Conflict, Desert Storm, and Iraq and
Afghanistan. We also have some ration books , nylons, and V-mail letters to represent the home front.
This display is a great way to honor those who served our country in the military.
Murder Mystery at Evergreen
Lane. April 2015
Shipley School Block
Building available– Contact,
Linda Wright 515-290-7939
Fundraising Calendars for Sale
Briggs Terrace/Evergreen Lane
Garden Volunteer Outreach
What is it?
This box of tools was part of a dona- tion of fabrics. Do you know what it
is? If you know about it, contact Lin- da Wright at the Nevada Library , or
by calling 515-290-7939 or by email
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Page 2 NEWS FROM THE PAST AND FOR THE FUTURE
Recent Donations at the Museum
Mary Wherrett delivered some fabric, clothing and other sewing and embroidery equipment which Pat Dice is donating from her
grandmother Brown’s house in Boone. Her grandmother owned a fabric shop in Ames which closed about the time of World War
II. Our “What Is It?” item came from this donation.
Linda Wright donated her father,
James Wright’s time card from The
Reuben H. Donnelley Corporation.
He retired in March of 1988 after
over 28 years as a mechanic. (picture
We received several donations. Roger Deal gave us
several of his uniforms from his service in the Navy
and Air Force. (pictured: above and right)
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Volume 5, Issue 4 Page 3
Dyer-Dowell & Evergreen Lane
John Beals put a board and insulation up over the space at the top of the front
window at Dyer-Dowell. Mr. Hatfield said he would do the back stairs this winter.
Mitch Tendall said he could not do the window in the fall. JoAnn felt the front fa-
çade should come before the back stairs. The board decided the priorities would be
the front window, having the storm door put up and addressing the decay on front
porch, and having the city cut the dead branches from the tree as it is on street
right of way.
Jack Vincent was visited by John Beals and Phil Page about the shutter cost for
stripping. He had given the society an estimate of $360.00 per shutter. He had
counted 64 shutters when there are only 44 per John Beals as not all the windows
have shutters. South Paw Furniture Restoration in West Des Moines estimated $40
per shutter using a dipping process for an estimated $1,760.00 which is the more
cost effective choice. So the shutters that were taken down over the summer are
now at South Paw Restoration in West Des Moines being stripped. When we get
them back, the repairs can be done, and then they will be sent to be painted.
We are waiting on an estimate from Kaiser Restoration for the masonry work.
We have grant money from the Tope Foundation for the repairs at Dyer-Dowell
and the money from the Capital Campaign is being used for the repairs at Ever- green Lane.
We Need Your Email
Would you like to receive this newsletter in color? You could, if we have your email address. Then we could send it to
you as a PDF. You would also be helping your Historical Society to save money by going paperless. We would still
print a few newsletters to have available for handing out at the various properties. If we have your email, we could also
let you know about upcoming events and ask for volunteers to help with these events. You can contact Linda Wright at
firstname.lastname@example.org and put Nevada Historical Society in the subject heading.