The Ottumwa Courier

September 24, 2013

JCC hosts Writings of Women


Ottumwa Courier

---- — FAIRFIELD — The Jefferson County Conservation Board is sponsoring "Early Iowa History Through the Writings of Women" at 10 a.m. Oct. 5 at the Fairfield Public Library.

Michael Zahs, a national social studies teacher award winner, is steeped in historic Iowa. He grew up on a century farm near Haskins as part of a nine-generation Iowa family. Last fall, Zahs held participants' attention with stories of Iowa History in a Cloth Bag. This fall Zahs uses letters, diary entries and other writings of early women to tell the story of life in 19th century Iowa.

Jefferson County Conservation has received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private nonprofit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to host this presentation. A cultural resource for Iowans since 1971, Humanities Iowa offers many culture and historical programs and grants to Iowa's communities.