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Poweshiek History Preservation Project

PHPP is a digital archive of the Poweshiek County area that includes materials contributed by individuals and items from the Drake Community Library, Grinnell College and area historical museums. PHPP volunteers can help scan items contributed by individuals by appointment. Items can also be submitted in digital form by individuals. The project is also collecting oral histories which are conducted by volunteers.

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A string band playing at the Central Park Pavilion in Grinnell, Iowa. In the background, a crowd is visible listening to the band. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.1, slide 1.

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Three hot air balloons floating above fields during the Hot Air Balloon Rally in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.21, slide 6.

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Three people planting trees in the ground in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.22, slide 15.

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Three people planting a shrub near the Wes Finch car dealership in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.22, slide 2.

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Three people planting a tree in Grinnell, Iowa. Ben Webb is the man standing on the left. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.22, slide 11.

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A mother and daughter buying fresh tomatoes at the first Grinnell Farmers Market in Grinnell, Iowa, started by the Grinnell 2000 Foundation. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.1, slide 4.

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The original wooden Farmers Market Sign for the Grinnell Farmers Market on Saturdays from 7 AM to noon. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.31, slide 2.

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Echo Jansen, Susan Thorndike, and Maricella Pape in Santa's kitchen with antique farm tools on the walls. Susan Thorndike is holding a hammer. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.31, slide 5.

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A man in a green seed corn hat holding a cucumber at the Grinnell Farmers Market in Grinnell, Iowa. The Farmers Market was started by the Grinnell 2000 Foundation. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.31, slide 3.

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Grinnell Community Theatre cast photo of Quilters produced in May 1987. Front row (kneeling): Christine Urfer, Beth Czechkowski, Pam Stewart. Second row (sitting): Babe Voertman, Betty Moffett, Evelyn Lawson. Third row (standing): Connie Gause, Berneil Mueller, Karen Phillips, Barb Lien. Drake Community Library Archives. Grinnell Community Theatre. Collection #82, Box #6.

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Grinnell Community Theatre cast photo of Quilters produced in May 1987. Front row (sitting on floor): Christine Urfer, Beth Czechkowski, Pam Stewart. Second row (sitting in chairs): Betty Moffett, Evelyn Lawson. Back row: Connie Gause, Berneil Mueller, Karen Phillips. Drake Community Library Archives. Grinnell Community Theatre. Collection #82, Box #6.

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Quilts and antique farm tools hang on a wall as part of a Christmas scene. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.31, slide 6.

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Santa's kitchen with antique farm tools hanging on the walls. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.31, slide 4.

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A woman writing with an orange marker on a large piece of paper. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.30, slide 2.

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Victoria Tucher, Andy Holde, and Regan Murray dancing at a party at The Limit, the local center for teenagers in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.20, slide 11.

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Michelle Davis, Angie Bouillon, and Tawny Mouteleone dancing at a party at The Limit, the local center for teenagers in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.20, slide 9.

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A couple slow dancing at a party at The Limit, the local center for teenagers in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.20, slide 6.

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A woman ironing a piece of fabric in Second Mile Thrift Shop when it was located in the basement of the Veterans' Memorial Building in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.19, slide 3.

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Arts and crafts at the Grinnell Community Daycare Center in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.30, slide 8.

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Woman helps a boy with his arts and crafts project at the Grinnell Community Daycare Center in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.30, slide 10.

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