Call for Collections at the Mahaska County Memories Roadshow

Oskaloosa Bandstand

OSKALOOSA, IA — Make Mahaska County history! Help the George Daily Auditorium grow the digitized archives of Mahaska County. Join us at Penn Central Mall on Saturday, March 17 any time from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.!

Bring up to three photos from your personal collection that help tell the story of Mahaska. We’ll scan the photos in front of you and hand them right back. We’ll ask you to share the story behind the photos and take a keepsake photo for your records. We are also looking for stories about your family, business, farm, church, or other Mahaska stories!

Several speakers will share their areas of expertise throughout the event. The speaker schedule includes:
1 p.m. Julie Hansen on the history of William Penn University
2 p.m. Andy Clark on C.L. Barnhouse and Oskaloosa music
3 p.m. Emily Russell on the Bandstand and city square renovation
4 p.m. Dianna Klinker on Stilwell Public Library and New Sharon history

The event will also include tables with the authors of Mahaska Mammoth: Woolly Dreams and a history display from the Oskaloosa Herald. The Mahaska County Historical Society will be on hand to answer your history questions and the new curator of Nelson Pioneer Farm will be available for a meet and greet.

Do you or someone you know have a historical collection you’d like to share with the public for a day? If so, sign up to display it at the Mahaska Memories Roadshow. Contact the George Daily Auditorium to register!

We are also looking for volunteers to work shifts at the Roadshow to help scan photos, greet people, and help fill out forms. Call (641) 672-0799 or email for more information or to sign up.

Support for this project is provided by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, call (641) 672-0799, email, or visit



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