Photo by Dave Baker, The 29th State

Historic Pella Trust is welcoming a Central College alumnus and state historian to the organization’s annual heritage celebration and membership meeting.

Dave Baker will host a program titled “In the Details” on Thursday at 7 p.m. Baker tells KRLS News he has photographed hundreds of communities in Iowa, both those currently incorporated, and hundreds of ghost towns and relics of Iowa’s past, and posted them on his website and on a Facebook blog. He says he started the project in 2009 while studying history at Central College. Also during the meeting, Historic Pella Trust will recognize their annual preservation and historic landmark award winners. The event is free to attend, with doors opening for social time at 6:30 p.m.