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Carlisle Area Historical Society

Saving History for Tomorrow

Breakfast is coming back!!

Starting on the second Saturday of April we will resume our popular breakfasts at

The Randleman House- 245 Penn Carlisle. 

8 am to 10 am
$8.00 per person $6 children
Due to Covid there will be changes 
We will provide many of your favorites, including biscuits & gravy

and our home made sweet rolls

  1. Dine in or carry out!!

If you are interested in renting the Randleman

House 245 Pennsylvania, Carlisle, IA

for your event please call

Sharon at 515-989-9999

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Museum opening and breakfasts are still on hold. Stay tuned for further changes. 

CAHS Awarded TWO Grants

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs distributes CARES Act funds to cultural and humanities nonprofits

More than $1.1 million awarded to relieve Iowa’s cultural sector during pandemic

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs announced today that it has awarded more than $1.1 million dollars in 173 grants statewide. This includes $923,372 for emergency relief and another $178,000 in humanities grants to help Iowa cultural organizations rebound from the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

Funding for the emergency relief grants was made possible by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs distributed CARES Act funds through its partnerships with the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Arts Midwest.

The grants are intended to support ongoing cultural projects, preserve jobs and keep the doors open at thousands of cultural organizations that boost the economy and creative life of communities.

“This is good news for Iowa’s arts, cultural and humanities organizations, which have been deeply affected by the pandemic,” Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Chris Kramer said. “We’re so grateful for the unanimous support of Iowa’s congressional delegation for these funds, which help keep Iowans employed and communities vibrant.”

The list of grant recipients includes art, history and children’s museums; arboretums and botanical gardens; aquariums and science centers; performing arts venues, vocal music groups and theaters; historical societies and historic homes; film and media organizations; and arts and cultural heritage festivals. 

CAHS was awarded a $1000.00 Covid 19 Emergency Grant in June and we have been notified that we are being awarded a Capacity Building Grant of $5000.00!

This grant is intended to provide operating support so society funds can be used to for events and causes! The Randleman House has reopened for use providing social distancing guidelines are followed. Look for our events to resume soon. Due to the pandemic things make take some unexpected twists!

Visit often for details!

Correction!!!! Make that THREE grants!!

The first grant through the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs ($1000) was an emergency Covid 10 relief grant to provide basic support during the first quarter of this crazy year.

Grant number two was a Capacity Building Grant( $5000) designed to provide payment of operating expenses so other funds are freed to provide programming and exhibits.

Thanks to the CARES Act more funding was released by our governor and legislature to provide funding support for the remaining three-quarters of 2020. We were notified 12/22/20 that we will be receiving $1500.00 from this submission.

We cannot thank the Iowa Dept. of Cultural Affairs, the Governor and our legislature enough for helping us survive the pandemic. SWe plan to come roaring back in 2021 as soon as it is safe for everyone to gather.

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Every time you shop Amazon will donate 5% to CAHS.

Upcoming Events

Rented graduation

Saturday, May 22 All Day

PEO tentative

Monday, Jun 14 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Rented shower

Saturday, Jul 24 All Day

CAHS Anniversary party

Saturday, Aug 14 All Day

Recent Photos

The Randleman House calendar is busy!!

Breakfast June 11, 2022 8 to 10 Alumni Weekend!

Taste of Carlisle on the front lawn 1 to ?

June 13th PEO

House rented for a family reunion on the 18th

Annual Membership Meeting 1 pm