Tag: Allen County Historical Society

Life in Iola of 80 years ago will be featured at Tuesday’s spring meeting of the Allen County Historical Society. The meeting’s centerpiece is an 18-minute video, a 1940 colorized 16-millimeter film that  recently has…

 Six members of the Cofachique Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met on Saturday.  Members visited the Allen County Historical Society Museum and the Old (1869) Jail building.

Ask most Iolans about Tom Bowlus, and they?ll point to his most visible gift to the community: The Bowlus Fine Arts and Cultural Center. Fewer know of the Bowlus family?s fingerprints on Iola?s history that…

For more than 50 years, the Bowlus Fine Arts Center has brought waves of entertainment to Allen County and the surrounding areas.  The center’s history will be brought under the spotlight at 7 p.m. Tuesday,…

After more than 100 years of standing guard over the graves of Civil War veterans, “Ol’ Zachary” may be ready to retire. Ol’ Zachary is the nickname locals gave the statue of a Union infantry…