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Mount Vernon Stories: The Waln House

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  • 3/14/20
  • 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Free
  • All Ages
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  • Community

Event Description

Built c. 1856, the Waln house is an early pioneer brick home that stands as a landmark in Mount Vernon.  Elijah Waln moved to the newly platted town in 1848 and opened the first general store. He was also elected to the Iowa General Assembly, served as postmaster, justice of the peace and was a trustee for Cornell College. Please join us for a photo tour and discussion of this beautiful historic home. This is the first in a series of programs planned by the Mount Vernon Historic Preservation Commission to provide a venue for people to reminisce and share the stories that have shaped Mount Vernon. The program is free and open to anyone who has an interest in Mount Vernon history.