Iowa City Park Cabin Fundraiser

When Iowa City was celebrating its centennial in 1939 among the celebrations was a parade, watch it here:

They also moved a couple of historic cabins from the founding of Iowa City into the City Park to preserve them. (Note: The video shows a replica cabin that they used as headquarters, that’s a different cabin.) They have been there my whole life and it’s been with concern over the last couple of years that I’ve watched them deteriorate. I’ve often mentioned that once the roof of a historic building goes, the whole building often quickly follows. Well, the cabins have about reached that point, they have been damaged to the point that they are no longer safe to use, but Iowa City is making an effort to bring them back. Since this is a local project that I believe is important I’m going to be volunteering my time at their fundraiser Oct. 6, 2012 at City Park.  Get the details at the flyer below.

Fall Festival Flyer 2

P.S. When Iowa City’s sesquicentennial celebration came along in 1989 I was in it, watch it here:

Although a couple of these things I can’t believe they did, for the most part they really did a nice job of imparting meaning to the various floats.
11:40 shows my great-uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Karl Buchmayer
15:05 Ushers Ferry Historic Village loaned a switchboard
18:00 Lensing’s Horse Drawn Hearse – this is really cool and was a parade mainstay around here.
I was in the Extension Service float that didn’t make this video. I’ll have to pull our longer version of the parade I guess. It was a freezy cold day and my hands were practically blocks of ice before it was over.


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Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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