Collegiate Historic District Block Party Rescheduled to October 13, 2018

Collegiate Historic District Block Party Rescheduled to October 13, 2018

Saturday Oct 6 seemed to be a dress rehearsal for our big event on the 500 block of Broadway Street. From Friday afternoon on we had almost 4 inches of rain and radar wasn’t showing it slowing down, that led us to reschedule it to Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10-2 pm. We hope to see everyone at this fun event this coming Saturday!

Historic Pella Trust presents Pella’s first Historic District Block Party

The community is invited to join us in this celebration and educational event on Oct. 13, 2018 10 am-2pm

The Collegiate Historic District, Located on the street and sidewalks of the 500 block of Broadway including West 1st, between Liberty and Independence Streets!

Discover the benefits of being a historic district, preserving historic homes and how it influences property values! Presentation by Jim Mansueto, Pella Historic Commission chairperson, presentations will be at 11:30- 12:00- 1:00

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 11am! Join us in dedicating being on the National Register of Historic Places!  

“How to” demonstrations in restoring windows, advice in fixing walls, finishing floors… etc.  

Historic restoration expert Terry Phillips presentations on window restoration.

Will Page State Historian will be available to ask questions!

Self-guided walking tour of the Collegiate Historic District with signage noting special features!

Open houses to see restoration in process and ask questions of the owner how it was done, located in the old parsonage and the Cook house! You will have to join the celebration to discover where these are located!

The Big Red Radio broadcasting live! Listen to KNIA KRLS for Details! 

Hy-Vee Grill will be selling food, places to eat on the street.

Free Ice-cream and popcorn

Scavenger hunt for architectural details

Information display tables and representatives to answer questions including Historic Pella Trust, Save the Community Center Organization. 

Details at 

 Family Fun to inspire a love of preservation!

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