Historical Program on Civil War Life Planned July 6, Open House July 8

TOLEDO-Tama County Historical Society will host a program about Civil War life on Wednesday, July 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the society’s genealogy library, 200 N. Broadway St, Toledo.

Retired teacher and historical reenactor Barry Grove will talk about life during the Civil War. Dressed in period costume, he will show guests the equipment and tools that made day-to-day life possible for a soldier. Mr. Grove previously presented a program on life in Colonial America for the historical society.

The society is also hosting an 80th anniversary open house on Friday, July 8, from 1:00-7:00 p.m. This event, which coincides with the Toledo Stoplight Festival, will include refreshments, door prizes, new historical exhibits, and storytelling by former society president and long-time volunteer Joyce Wiese.

Both events are free and open to the public. For more information on upcoming programs, visit www.tamacountyhistory.org