A former opera house in eastern Iowa will be the focus of celebrations this weekend. Governor Terry Branstad will join residents of Tipton on Saturday morning to mark the 100th anniversary of the Hardacre Theater.
Greg Brown is president of the board of the Hardacre Theater Preservation Association. He says the governor will help unveil the plaque showing the theater has just been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Being added to the National Register will also make the theater eligible for tax credits and grants to fix it up.