The Grand Opening of the Dysart Historical Society's new Agricultural Museum and Interpretive Center was held Sunday, October 2, with an enthusiastic crowd from the Dysart area and surrounding communities. A short program was held beginning with a welcome by Historical Society President Deb Ewoldt. The invocation was given by Pastor Radatz. Short messages were given by Dysart Mayor Don Lyons, Angie Reid from Silos and Smokestacks, and Joanne Hushak, Executive Secretary of the Tama County Economic Development Commission. The FFA Creed was beautifully presented by Union High School FFA Creed Speaker, Natalie Hanson. President Deb then shared the moving "American Farmer" by Paul Harvey. The ribbon was held by the Historical Board members while President Deb cut the ribbon. Visitors were invited to tour the new agricultural center, the historical museum, and to enjoy refreshments at the country school. The Historical Center will be open on Sunday afternoons through October from 2-4 p.m. Folks wishing to visit at other times should call 476-7966 or 476-7345 to schedule an appointment. Visitors are always welcome!
Natalie Hanson of the La Porte City-Dysart FFA from Union High School
recites the FFA Creed for the visitors.