There have been some significant changes in the grant funding cycle and process for 2013 for the Tama County Community Foundation. The application deadline for all 2013 grants will be midnight (CST) on January 31, 2013, with grant awards to be announced in April. This is a change from previous years. The grant cycle has been […]
Historic Preservation Update: Historians from all over the state spending more time in Tama County, Iowa
This weekend thousands of people traveled to Tama County, Iowa to experience a friendship tradition that is almost 100 years old: The Meskwaki Powwow. But Tama County is just getting warmed up for the upcoming list of historic preservation events to follow over the next few weeks. Tama County Historic Preservation will also be extending a […]
Congratulations to the Tama County Pioneer Cemetery Association for winning the 2010 Robert & Phyllis Carter Education Award for their outstanding work in restoring, maintaining, and educating the public about 28 pioneer cemeteries in Tama County. On Saturday October 9, 2010 the State Association for the Preservation of Iowa Cemeteries (SAPIC) met at the Tama County […]
Historic Preservation Update: Is Tama County one of the most historically rich rural counties of Iowa?
Upon news that Tama County was designated as an Iowa Great Place a Meskwaki Tribal Councilman commented: “We knew this was a great place a long time ago, that is why we bought our first 80 acres in 1857.” The early Tama County Czech and German settlers had a very similar opinion as 288 Tama […]
Thank you to Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) Commission for demonstrating a recognition for the importance in prioritizing the four-laning of US Highway 30 with funding in recent years. It is the 2nd most heavily traveled east-west corridor in Iowa (1), with projected population growth of 4.1% expected to exceed the state of Iowa’s 2.6% (2). […]