Bryan G. Sherman Memoir: Final Installment–Changes I Have Seen

This is the 7th and final installment of the memoir of Bryan G. Sherman, written in 1974-5 when he was 82 years old.  Previous installments can be found down page and by following the March and April 2018 archives links found on the Museum Home page and elsewhere on this website. *************** Random observations of things I have experienced and …

The March Blizzards of 1959

I’d like to share a story about farms and the effect of blizzards 60 years ago: It was in March of ’59, and I was in 8th grade, when NE Iowa had two major snowstorms about a week apart. We had something like 20″ of blowing snow in northern Delaware County from the first storm, and we were unable to …

Kuhlman Auto Business– established 1922

    A.W. Kuhlman Chevrolet Sales & Service transcribed from the “Edgewood Journal” Thursday, March 30, 1922, GARAGE UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Friday, March 24, the Hawkeye Garage which has been under the ownership and management of ??? Tilp, was sold to Messrs. A. Kuhlman and Earl Richards. The Hawkeye is one of the best equipped garages in this section of …

Flintknapping display added to the collection

One of the reasons for the “Edgewood’s Got Creative Talent” exhibition at the Museum was to inspire and motivate people to explore their own interests and talents, and to acquaint them with options they might not have considered as a means to express themselves. Along those lines, we have added an interesting display to the Museum permanent collection–flintknapping! Many of …

Edgewood Museum Online

The Edgewood Museum publishes articles and stories about the past in this space.  These will be archived on this website and can be searched by keyword.  Selected stories will be included in an occasional email bulletin of Museum news, the “Woodland Echoes”, after the Edgewood High School student newspaper of that name originated in the 1920s. You can subscribe to …

1927–Bixby Park Now a State Park

Transcribed from “Woodland Echoes” Vol.1 No. 6  Edgewood, Iowa, March 8, 1927.  “Woodland Echoes” was the student newspaper of Edgewood High School. BIXBY PARK Bixby Park, through action of the State Board of Conservation, and as a direct result of voluntary contributions from the community and promotion of the affair by the commercial club has become a state park. In …