John Brassard Jr. is an author and historian from Eastern Iowa. He has a degree in History from Iowa State University, and is the co-author of “Scott County Cemeteries,” and the author of “Murder and Mayhem in Scott County, Iowa,” which will be released in February 2018.
John enjoys sharing local Iowa history with that area’s residents. He writes a regular column about Clinton County history called “Brassard’s Attic” for the DeWitt Observer, and has been named a Contributing Writer to the North Scott Press in Scott County, featuring stories about rural Scott County.
In the summer of 2017, John was granted permission to research and share some of the stories of the Corning Opera House in Southwest Iowa. He also wrote about some of the residents and major events of the the town’s history. Those works can be found not only on this website, but also at http://www.corningoperahouse.com, the home page for the Corning Opera House.
His work has also been featured in the Quad City Times, the Catholic Messenger, and the Iowa History Journal. He has worked with the Central Community Historical Museum, Catholic Historical Center, and the Clinton County Pioneer Cemetery Association in Clinton County, Iowa.
John is also a board member and newsletter editor of the Scott County Historical Preservation Society in Scott County, Iowa.