Buchanan Co. Historical Society
Support for the preservation of history in Buchanan Co. is shown by the number of hours given by volunteers to help with related activities. The new public library is now situated next to the mansion. Every person entering the library parking lot will recognize the completed project as a wonderful job on an architectural archive that would never be reproduced today. It will definitely add to the beautification of Main Street. This restoration will increase tourism in the Independence area, creating not only educational opportunities, but economic advantages as well. We will be offering a realistic picture of what living in Iowa was like in the 1860's as well as providing historical information of the local area and the civil war.
by: Leanne Harrison, Pres