History abounds during southeast Iowa museum crawl

Saturday was a celebration of the Heartland's history as several area museums joined forces to offer a museum crawl.

The Maasdam's Barns in Fairfield, the Gothic House in Eldon and the Pearson House in Keosauqua all held special activities Saturday.

The Davis County Historical Complex was also included in the crawl.

KTVO stopped by Bloomfield Saturday morning to see if we could pick up a little history lesson.

Davis County Historical Society President Leon Wilkinson was happy to show us around.

The site features a one room school, stable, log cabin and a beautiful 19th century home.

But it was the Society's new exhibit that had Wilkinson most excited.

â??We just came into possession of a collection of a fellow by the name of Loell Loper who was a sign painter locally and the fellow was a genius he had a way with words innuendo,â?? said Wilkinson.

Wilkinson also said that Loper coined the term Fort Bloomfield.

If youâ??d like to learn about that scandalous tale, you'll have to stop by the museum and hear it for yourself.

The museum is open on Saturdays during the summer from 1 to 4 p.m.