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Jones County Historical Society

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Edinburgh Pioneer Village, Jones County, Iowa

Click on this link for contact information for Edinburgh Manor, Jones County, Iowa

(NOTE: Edinburgh Pioneer Village is not associated with Edinburgh Manor)

Mission Statement

The Jones County Historical Society mission is for heritage preservation focusing on the unique history of Jones County, Iowa; heritage education being a leader in the preservation of local history; and heritage tourism collaborating and working together with other historical and cultural organizations.

Vision Statement

The Jones County Historical Society will be an educational resource, a leader in the preservation of local history, and an integral part of the community collaborating with other historical organizations in the area working together for mutual assistance and for the benefit of local history.

JONES COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Jones County Historical Society was organized in the early 1970s. All items on display have been donated and volunteers maintain the grounds, buildings and displays. The Edinburgh Pioneer Village is located about 2 miles east of Amber, just off E23, 1/4 mile on Edinburgh Road. From Anamosa, proceed north on Hwy 151 to E23. Turn right on E23 and proceed through Amber about 2 miles to Edinburgh Road (by Edinburgh Manor). Edinburgh Village is behind the Jones County Maintenance Garage.

The grounds of the Edinburgh Pioneer Village is available for family reunions, alumni gatherings, weddings, organizational meetings, and group tours.

There is no entrance fee for the Edinburgh Pioneer Village , however, donations are appreciated.

HOURS
May-September: Sunday, 1 pm to 4 pm or By Appointment

ADDRESS
13838 Edinburgh Road, Scotch Grove, IA 52310

CONTACTS
Byron Freese, Treasurer, 563-487-3651

MEMBERSHIP
$5.00 Individual per year
$10.00 Family per year

Jones County Historical Society Endowment Fund

Please considering donating. Your donation goes directly to the Jones County Historical Society's fund at the Community Foundation and is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


COMING EVENTS - EDINBURGH PIONEER VILLAGE

Pancake Breakfast: Sunday, May 7, 2017, 8am to 1pm

Great Give Day: Thursday, May 11, 2017, all day

Edinburgh Folk Festival: Sunday, August 27, 2017, 11am to 4pm

The theme is WWI, the 100th anniversary of the war to end all wars. We are looking to the public to help us out on this, if you have materials you would like to display we are working to free up space for our one day celebration. Photos, diaries, artifacts, anything to do with the war at home or over seas. We have interest in the flu pandemic, the treatment of German Americans, the negative effects of propaganda, the patriotic music, and the "Babel Proclamation" that banned the use of foreign languages in public, including the churches. If someone would like to present something we welcome them to join in! This is our history and we need to learn from it and be a part of it!

Safe Trick or Treat: Sunday, October 29, 2017, 1pm to 4pm

The grounds of the Edinburgh Pioneer Village is available for family reunions, alumni gatherings, weddings, organizational meetings, and group tours.
There is no fee, however, donations are appreciated.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Hosting Museum on Sunday Afternoons, May - September

Volunteers who are new can team up with someone else to get acquainted with the procedure. To volunteer or receive more information, please contact Jim Christianson or Byron Freese, 563-487-3651.

Maintenance Projects

Various ongoing projects. For more information and/or to volunteer, please contact Jim Christianson or Byron Freese, 563-487-3651.


ARTICLES


ANNOUNCEMENTS

March 2017: The Diamond Vogel Paints and Keep Iowa Beautiful awarded a grant to The Jones County Historical Society for the Edinburgh Pioneer Village Restoration Project.

April 2016: The Rockwell Collins Green Grant Project Committee awarded a grant to The Jones County Historical Society for the Renewable Energy Project.

December 2015: The Jones County Community Foundation awarded a grant to The Jones County Historical Society for the Edinburgh Pioneer Village Restoration Project.

April 2014: The Rockwell Collins Green Grant Project Committee awarded a grant to The Jones County Historical Society for the Edinburgh Tree Replacement Project.

March 2013: The Jones County Fund of The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation awarded a grant to The Jones County Historical Society for the Edinburgh Restoration Project.

April 2011: The Jones County Fund of The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation awarded a grant to The Jones County Historical Society for the Edinburgh Restoration Project.

April 2010: The Alliant Energy Foundation awarded a grant to The Jones County Historical Society for the Walking Tour Project.

April 2009: The Jones County Fund of The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation awarded a grant to The Jones County Historical Society for the Edinburgh Pioneer Village Complex Improvement Project.

January 2008: The Nellie Stege Trust awarded a grant to The Jones County Historical Society for the Edinburgh Pioneer Village Improvement Project.

January 2008: The Alliant Energy Foundation awarded a grant to The Jones County Historical Society for the Historical Document and Photograph Preservation Project.

April 2007: The Jones County Non-Endowed Fund of The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation awarded a grant to The Jones County Historical Society for the Preservation and Display of Museum Artifacts Project.


WEBSITES OF INTEREST


For more information, contact: Jones County Historical Society, Main Museum, 563-487-3711 (only during open hours).

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March 2017