The Jasper County Historical Museum will host an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday to celebrate the opening of the Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area’s award-winning display “WINDerful Tales” showcasing how Jasper County residents have harness the power of the wind, past, present and future.
The story began with wooden and metal windmills that served the farmstead and made life a bit easier for farming families. Next Newton’s Winpower Co. developed a windmill that, when attached to a generator, producted electricity. The story continues to the giant wind turbines being used today.
The display was made possible by grants from Silos & Smokestacks and the Jasper County Foundation. All are invited to attend.