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November 2, 2012

Still time to visit Pella's Civil War exhibit

Pella — Don't worry there is still time left. Pella's Civil War exhibit, which debuted on Sept. 15, will continue through Nov. - leaving only a couple weeks for those of you who have not visited the exhibit.

The exhibit is located at the Scholte House Museum  – Friday 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Tours are available from 9 until noon, weekdays by appointment by calling 641-628-3684. The exhibit is opened during extended hours on Thursdays from 1-8 p.m. and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

"We have had 1,100 people attend thus far," Beverly Graves, Director at the Scholte House, said. "We've seen a steady stream of people visit and would love to have more."

Graves said that individuals from three countries, 33 states (plus Washington, D.C.) and a total of 74 different Iowa communities have seen the exhibit.

"We have had close to 500 from Pella too," Graves said.

The Civil War Exhibit at the Scholte House Museum is filled with unique civil war displays, quite different from other Iowa Civil War exhibits, as the stories and displays are unique to what took place in 1860’s Pella, a small community tucked in the northeast corner of Marion County.

A visit to the exhibit will inform all visitors on the war’s impact felt in Pella in  1861, and how the community responded to support a civil war that lasted five long years.  The war left Marion County, like so many other communities in Iowa, dealing with the hardships imposed by the war, along with the loss of loved ones and the struggle they endured after the war unofficially ended in 1865.

Free admission to all who visit the Civil War Exhibit filled with unique and informative displays, is thanks to a grant from the Pella Community Foundation

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