Tour of Griswold, Iowa Museums by Karen Hansen


by Karen Hansen

On Thursday, July 12, 2007, sixteen members of the Walnut Genealogy Society and three guests met at 4 p.m. and carpooled from Walnut to Griswold. There we toured the Cass County Historical Society Museum at 412 Main Street. It was very enjoyable and informative. They have preserved a wide variety of artifacts. Many of us learned about the use of “eyeglasses” for chickens. We were pleased to see their collection of research materials, especially the old court records. We will need to return to do some of our own research.

The next stop was at the Rush Farm Antique Display at 500 Main Street. Unfortunately, the hot weather interfered with spending much time viewing their large collection of farm implements. We did appreciate both tours and the work of many people on the restoration and preservation of these historical items.

Delicious meals and desserts were served to our group at the Beanstalk Coffeehouse & Eatery in Griswold to conclude the tour.