Photos of Current Happenings . . .
When the west branch of the West Nishnabotna River in Pottawattamie County Iowa gets angry you know you need to be prepared for the worst. (March 13, 2019)
Not so much so for all the animals on the green carpeted floor. They were in for a move to "higher ground."
Tops of sturdy items, tables, display cabinets, whatever we could find, were all used to give a bit more safety to various Museum items.
Could there possibly be a bed with our collection of beautiful quilts underneath this stack of boxes?
We believe the river has crested by noon on March 14th. This is the water on the south side of the Museum in the morning.
This view is the northwest corner of the Museum where you can see how much water surrounded our Museum. In Avoca's Flood of 1993, water actually came into the Museum.
Around 11:30 a.m. on March 15th, Mary Pearson snapped the following pictures of the Newtown Country School at Edgington Park. Notice all the debris from the fields that the sign has stopped. (This flood water would be from the east branch of the West Nishnabotna River.)
Quite a bit of erosion is visible around the east end of the steps that lead up to the front door of the schoolhouse.
There was some minor erosion to both the northeast and northwest corners of the schoolhouse, this being the northeast corner. Happy to report that no water entered the building!
The following three photos were taken by Mary Pearson at the Octagon Building at Graceland Cemetery in Avoca on March 22, 2019. The windows have been removed for restoration.
Restoration expert Terry Philips told Mary that the trim around the windows was put in with square nails indicating that windows were not removed whenever the mullions (grilles) were replaced, with replacement being from the inside.
Special THANKS to Nancy Collins who gave a very informative program at the Avoca Museum on April 14, 2019 titled "Getting Your Stuff Together"!
Nancy spoke to a very attentive audience who went home with new thoughts to consider and also reinforcement of old knowledge!
April 18, 2019 the electricians began the process of changing out the Museum's old flourescent lights for led panels. First area of lights worked on was the south side since after the flood we decided to put in new carpet before putting the animal floor displays back in place. Note the coloring of...
Looking down the south wall with Doc Shultz's animal collection after the new carpet and floor exhibits have been put in place - May 2, 2019.
In this album you will find photographs of current things/happenings we hope you will find interesting about our Society. Keep checking back to see if we have added more photos!