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Polk County history class returning Oct. 4

Local historian Anna Pack Conner is planning to teach her Polk County history course once again.

Starting on Thursday, Oct. 4, and continuing for five consecutive weeks, attendees may come listen and learn about Polk County’s past. Conner will share information about the county and its beginnings, including how Columbus got its name and the story of Capt. Thomas Howard. 

The classes are being offered by the Polk County Historical Association and will be held inside the museum at 60 Walker St., Columbus. 

Each week, participants will be given a written outline for the next session.

“We are excited to make this opportunity available to area residents,” said Pat McCool, president of the Polk County Historical Association. “Anna has taught this class numerous times and former students have been pleased at her insight on the local historical facts.”

The course is limited to 30 participants. Those interested in learning more may contact Pat McCool at cool1760@gmail.com.

-Submitted by Pat McCool