The first exhibit begins with a timeline of the Native Americans in Southeast Iowa from 13,000 years ago until 1835. The timeline is paired with actual projectile points found in the area, giving authenticity to the display.
The Native American Panel was made possible through a partnership with Archaeologist from the Iowa Office of State Archeologists and a grant from the Historical Resource Development Program whose purpose is to preserve, conserve, interpret, educate the public about and enhance the historical resources of the state.
Wallpaper depicting the Native American peoples, a covered wagon, stagecoach and pioneer farm will be the backdrop to a forty foot timeline.
The timeline will continue on the three adjoining walls from 1835 – 1878, sharing the history of the early settlers in the area. We are excited to show the strong connection to the growth of the agricultural economy, the significance to the coming of the railroad and establishment of businesses in the newly formed town of Kalona.
Authentic artifacts will be displayed to help deepen the understanding of the forty years before the birth of Kalona.
Completed: Native American Panel and Beautiful Richmond display case moved from storage to its new home in the Wahl Museum.
Planning stage complete; currently at funding and construction stage.