The derecho was responsible for several broken windows in the Mahanay Bell Tower. The Tower will be closed on Monday and Wednesday this week as new glass is installed. The Tower will be OPEN on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and throughout the weekend. We are sincerely sorry for any inconvenience this has caused our visitors but want you to be safe when you visit. Thank you!
This summer, local musicians have been playing live carillon concerts on Wednesdays from 12:15 pm – 12:30 p.m. During the month of August & the first week in September, the musicians will be
Wed. Aug. 5 – Bonnie Orris
Wed. Aug. 12 – Wendy VanderLinden
Wed. Aug. 19- Rick Morain
Wed. Aug. 26- Danille Curtis (cancelled)
Wed. Sept. 2- Rhena Lane
Thank you so much to each of these volunteer Mahanay Maestros for sharing their talents with the community.
Par for 2020, a big storm came through Greene County on Monday, August 10 blowing out a window above the entrance to the Mahanay Bell Tower. Until the window can be removed or replaced, we have temporarily closed the tower to visitors. The company available to fix this window is planning to do so next Tuesday, so watch for word to reopen the Tower on Wednesday, August 19. We sincerely regret needing to close the tower for those planning to visit, but please come back when it would be much safer. There are many other wonderful attractions to visit in Jefferson in the mean time. Thank you!
Take a listen to this interview with local musician Rick Morain who continues to share his talent with the community by playing the carillon for the Tower Tunes Live concerts.
Now that the mini bell towers are in place for 2020, do you have some ideas for how to decorate the Mahanay Bell Tower? Here are a few coloring pages that can be printed. Color your own bell tower and share with us on our Facebook page – Mahanay Bell Tower with the #IHeartBigBellsJeffersonIowa. The world wants to see your ideas!
Thanks to Kevin Richards for his drawings for this project!