WW I Anniversary

The 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into WW I will be commemorated in 2017.  The Belmond Historical Society would like to honor the men and women who served their country from the Belmond Area.  We would ask your help in finding photos and service history information of anyone you know of who served.  The information & photos may be dropped off at the museum or emailed to BelmondHistory@gmail.com.  If you would like your photo and information returned to you, please let us know and we will be happy to do so.

World War I Send Off
World War I Send Off

Thank You!!

A Sad Farewell

Jim in action
Jim in action

We at the Belmond Historical Society are deeply saddened by the loss of a key member of our organization.  On Monday, December 26 Jim Pals passed away after a brief struggle with cancer.  Jim is fondly remembered by our members for his thorough and meticulous research into the history of schools and education in Belmond and the surrounding communities.  His clever wit and humor will be missed by those of us who worked with him every week here in the Museum workroom.

First Monthly Meeting of 2017

The Historical Society will be having its first monthly meeting of 2017 on Friday, January 13 at the Museum at 10:00 am.  Members are highly encouraged to attend to discuss priorities for the new year as well as to see the newly refurbished work room.

New Work Area
New Work Area

The work room refurbishment was made possible through donated materials from the Cedar Falls Museum and expert carpentry provided by Don Bancroft, Mark Nelson.

Help Us Preserve Belmond’s History

The Historical Society will be hosting a fund raising dinner at the Leinbach Center on November 18 from 4:30 to 7:00 pm.

We will be serving chicken and biscuits, salad,  bars, beverage

$7.00 per plate for adults

$4.00 per plate for 12 and under

Meals to go will be available

Successful Commemoration Event

We would like to thank everyone who came to our open house Friday Oct.14th. We can’t say enough about how pleased we were with the turn out! In the morning we had the 5th graders from Belmond Klemme visit and they were perfect ladies and gentleman. They asked a lot of good questions and everyone on our staff really enjoyed talking to them. Then in the afternoon we had approximately 75-100 people attend and many of them were survivors of that day. It was really exciting to see and talk to people some of us hadn’t seen in 50 years! Even though it was a traumatic day all of us experienced we hope everyone who attended had as good a day as we did reminiscing . Hope to see you all again!!