FREMONT – The Dodge County Courthouse has reached an impressive milestone.
The building opened in 1917, and has reached its 100th year anniversary. To commemorate the occasion, the Dodge County Board of Supervisors have decided to hold a celebration at the courthouse on September 22nd. Supervisor of District 2, Greg Beam, has been in charge of putting together the event. He says part of the celebration will showcase artists from the county.
“The Dodge County Supervisors in association with the Art Association have decided to use the walls that adorn our corridors there, which are nice, tall, high walls,” said Beam. “And it will be a place for local artists to hang their work.”
The Dodge County Courthouse building that stands today is actually the second courthouse built for the county, after the original one was destroyed in a fire in 1915. Beam says his idea for the celebration came from an old pamphlet for the opening day of the new courthouse.
“We found a brochure that was of the opening day for when it was built 100 years ago. It had a venue of what was going to happen, there was going to be a parade, there was going to be live music, there was going to be dancing in the hallways,” said Beam. “There was beer and spirits. And seeing that, my idea was how do you say wonderful things about a building itself when there’s just so much to be said historically.”
The celebration of the Dodge County Courthouse’s 100th year anniversary will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 22nd.