FreedomBank donates $5,000 to Harpers Ferry Museum project ...

FreedomBank has announced that it is contributing $5,000 towards the Harpers Ferry Museum project in Harpers Ferry. For more than 120 years, FreedomBank has strongly supported community projects that empower success in rural Iowa.

Spearheaded by the Harpers Ferry Area Heritage Society, the museum will be constructed next to the Oil Springs School within the Martell Heritage Park in Harpers Ferry. Once completed, the museum will cover an area of 9,000 square feet and resemble the original Harper Hotel, built in the late 1880s and run by David and Harriet Harper, whom Harpers Ferry was named for.

“The Harpers Ferry Museum will play a vital role in showcasing the rich history of the Driftless Region, enhancing tourism, and serving as an economic driver for Allamakee County. As a 100% employee-owned community bank, FreedomBank is committed to funding projects that preserve our rural heritage for future generations,” said Kathy Mueller, FreedomBank’s CEO and President.

The estimated budget for the Harpers Ferry Museum is $800,000. Anyone who wants to learn more about the project can contact Harpers Ferry Area Heritage Society President Jane Hasek at P.O. Box 224, Harpers Ferry, IA 52146, or 319-240-2460. Connect with FreedomBank at or visit one of its locations in Decorah, Waukon, Postville, Monona and Elkader.

Pictured in the photo above are FreedomBank employee-owners (left to right) Carrie Ripp, Lindsey Palmer, Kennedy Larson, Karina Opperman, Keith Thompson, Karissa Gerleman, Barb Shull, Gayge Samuelson, Adam Delphey and Kate-Leigh Wilson presenting the donation check to Harpers Ferry Area Heritage Society representatives Tom Clark, Jane Hasek and Wayne Hasek (left to right in front row near right side of check). Submitted photo.