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Pete Malmberg

Pete Malmberg
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This year is full of changes for Forest Park Museum and our other Dallas County Conservation Board museums. Schools, summer enrichment programs, and home school tours are asking for in-depth programs on pioneer life, Iowa’s native American history, and...
Seeing old friends pass away isn’t easy for any of us, especially if those friends are the kind of people who can walk into a room and light it up with genuine warmth or infectious laughter. Dallas County lately lost...
I always enjoy the challenge of coming up with new exhibit ideas that are inexpensive, don’t take up too much space and, above all, are interesting to the public. In 2016 I am very pleased that no less than...
Iowa’s long tradition of heavy involvement in presidential politics goes back much further than most people realize. One of the most colorful political orators in U.S. history made appearances in Dawson, Minburn and other parts of Dallas County in...
The successful opening reception at the Dayton Stagecoach Inn April 24 was another milestone for the historic preservation efforts of Dallas County Conservation Board. The Dayton Project took 11 years to complete. That may sound like a long time but...
The Spirit of Chautauqua is a traveling music show touring to 45 Iowa counties this summer, including Dallas County at Forest Park Museum in July. The name is a tribute to the lively Chautauqua festivals that brought a world of...
Most people have nightmares about losing their family. Television shows and books visit this topic regularly. The sad truth, though, is it takes place more often in real life than people care to admit, especially during unsettled and chaotic...