July 15, 2017

 The wife of the founder of Forest City built this house in 1880 four years after her husband died. 1900 MEMORY LANE -JULY 15TH -FOREST CITY The Winnebago Historical Society presents our All- Star team for one fun day for all ages. Six 1900 era home tours of the rich and famous on Clark Street - one 1874 Trinity Church with Gospel presentation by Higher Call and Calling Home - Pre -WW II Car Show and Shine - Rides in Horse Carriages and Model T's - Iowa History 101 Winnebago RV loaded with Artifacts - Grand Celebration of the new renovated Mansion Museum Portical - Sigs Band and much, much more. The newly discovered and released 1925 Pilot Knob Dedication Booklet and the new Pilot Knob Crown Jewel Historical Books will be for sale. THESE ARE KEEPERS FOR GENERATIONS AND GREAT GIFTS. July 15th -1-4 pm -$10 for wristband including Gospel Sing - 12 under free. Reserve the 15th now -10 am Puckerbrush Parade, Lunch on the Square, 1900 Memory Lane, Bill Riley Talent Show and Fireworks at 10 pm!! Please like AND SHARE this post - July 15th is your only chance for a long time to see, hear and yes--- smell the past. Watch where you step please! More details coming!!  

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1900 Memory Lane

Mansion Museum


Newly renovated portico sets this 1900 home of Banker Charlie Thompson as the flag ship home of the Winnebago Historical Society. Three floors of non-replaceable history plus servants quaters is a must to see.

Trinity Lutheran Church


It is said that two churches, one from Fertile and another from Woden, combined to form Trinity Lutheran.

Over the years it has been the site of services, Christmas and Easter cantatas, prayer meetings, special meetings and meals after church. 

(Forest City Summit)

Rebecca Clark Home


The wife of the founder of Forest City built this house in 1880 four years after her husband died.

B. A. Plummer Home


Now a funeral home the south part and second story was built by Banker Plummer who sold his property for the construction of the Waldorf Hotel across from the 1896 Courthouse.

Valley, Kuns & Dolly's House


This home is a must see as its recent restoration will show display excellent examples of its the priceless effort that was put into these classis dwellings.

Dr. Potters Home


This 1901 dwelling is located on south Clark street. At one time it was the doctors office, hospital and home for many in Forest City. Many local residents were born in this home when the other town doctor, Dr. Irish, was called to serve in WWII.

B.J. Thompson Home


This large dwelling with servants quarters feature the hospitality of the Thompson family who were involved in many successful businesses including banking and farms. (S. Clark Street)

Other activities planned...


Pre WW !! Show and Shine Car Show

Horse Carriage Rides


Want to see how people got around in the era of horse and buggy? Hop on for a ride!

Sigs Band


Music and fun. Come and enjoy the music of yesteryear.

Iowa History 101


A 38 foot Winnebago loaded with Iowa artifacts that made and make our state. 

Mansion Museum


With construction complete be sure to check out everything on display on July 15th, 2017 in Forest City, IA.