Eleanor Roosevelt to visit Iola
Michna known for historic portrayals
History comes alive at the Iola Historical Society at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, with a visit from Eleanor Roosevelt re-enactor Jessica Michna.
Michna is widely known for her portrayals of First Ladies and other historic women, as well as her fictitious characters.
The presentation will share Roosevelt’s tragedies and triumphs.
After 13 years as First Lady, Roosevelt emerged as a champion of civil rights, author and stateswoman. President Harry Truman dubbed her “The First Lady of the World.”
Attendees are encouraged to park at and visit the Iola Historical Society’s historic village and museum at 210 Depot Street prior to the presentation, then take a short stroll along the Iola Lions River Walk to the historic Iola Mills.
The presentation will be held at Iola Mills, 300 N. Main St. There is no charge for the presentation, although donations are appreciated.
The IHS historic village, which includes six historic buildings, a museum and a vintage caboose, is open from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturdays through the end of August.
The society’s sixth annual Taste Of Norway & Lost Arts Fair takes place Oct. 3.
Go to www.iolahistoricalsociety.org or www.ischamber.com for more information.