Bringing history to life: GC Chamber-Main Street celebrates National Historic Preservation Month

Grundy Center Chamber-Main Street intern Jared Melcher has been leading the charge on a historic preservation project. 

In honor of National Historic Preservation Month in May, Grundy Center Chamber-Main Street has a number of exciting new projects and events to unveil - including a first-of-its-kind historic home tour through town, and a brand new website dedicated to Grundy Center’s history.


“[National Historic Preservation Month], is a great opportunity to showcase our history for everyone,” said Lisa Bienfang, Grundy Center Chamber-Main Street Director. “Historical preservation is a huge part of our mission here, and our hope is that we can connect people through history. History gives people a sense of identity, and it gives the town character.


One of the big projects that GC Chamber-Main Street unveiled this month is a section about the history of Grundy Center on the organization’s new website, which can be visited at


The page features an extensive timeline infographic that details the interesting facts and history of the town from its incorporation in 1877, until the town’s centennial celebration in 1977.


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