Archiving Mount Vernon’s History – September, 2019

Photo of Randy Dotson

The MVHPC’s 2019 summer intern, Addie Pacha, discovered newspaper articles, a photo album and brochures about Mount Vernon’s Olde World Faire.  The following is a summary of the event from those archived documents.

Mount Vernon residents and visitors were once transported back in time to a celebration of Europe’s Middle Ages.  The Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee with a matching grant from the Iowa Humanities Board sponsored an Olde World Faire.