The Henry County Historic Preservation Commission met June 17 at the court house.

Written by Theresa Rose on June 19, 2015

There was much discussion on the transportation book and possible publishers. One quote has been received to date, but qualifications need to be made. Other avenues will be explored.

The four properties nominated by the commission to the NRHP will be reviewed by the state preservation office June 25th at the Preserve Iowa Summit in Winterset which will be attended by several of our members.

Information about the county museums continue to be submitted by the commission to area newspapers under the heading of “Highlights of Henry County,” as a way to promote the county and the many resources available to visitors as well as county residents.

On June 15, volunteers from the Wayland community met with consultant, Rebecca McCarley of Davenport for an informational meeting concerning the reconnaissance survey of Wayland and Jefferson Township for which the HCHPC received a Historic Resource Development Program (HRDP) grant. Larry Roth will be the local project director who will collect volunteer-hour time sheets at the end of each month. Rebecca presented a detailed power point presentation explaining the survey procedure. Twenty-two packets were distributed to volunteers to begin their research. August 17 the group will next meet with Rebecca for further instruction.

The next meeting of the commission which is open to the public, will be July 15 at 2 p.m. at the court house.