Iowa Humanities Speaker

We welcome back, David Connon, an Iowa Humanities speaker on Sunday, August 18 at 2 p.m.  His program will feature Josiah Bushnell Grinnell, the founder of the city of Grinnell Iowa and Grinnell College, he was also an abolitionist.  It is a story of racism, noble actions, and will highlight abolitionist John Brown’s visit to Grinnell and Grinnell’s first riot over the presence of fugitive slaves in the public schools.  The program will be in the Big Red Barn on the premises.  The program is presented free of charge however, if you wish to tour the Hitchcock House, the fee is $5 for 9th grade students through adult.  Free refreshments will be available.

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Concert on the lawn – Schmidt Sisters

The next concert on the lawn will feature the Schmidt Sisters from Griswold, Iowa.  They have been singing and performing together since they were young girls.  Both play several instruments and are currently music teachers.  They will perform Sunday, July 28 at 4:30p.m.  A meal of maid rites and pulled pork, a drink and cookie/bar will be available after the concert for a free-will donation.  If raining, the concert will be held in the Big Red Barn located on the premises.  The concert is free, however the Hitchcock House will be open for tours afterwards.  The tour fee is $5 for ninth grade students through adult.  Bring lawn chairs or a blanket for an enjoyable outdoor concert.

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