Forbes House

Maple Hall

Floor Plans

Rooms 200-205,228-232
Rooms 206-211,223-227
Rooms 212-216,217-222

House Details

Floor #: 2
Gender: Female
Capacity: 62
Room #s: 200-232
A/C: Yes
Bed Type: Lofted
Floor Type: Carpet
Room Types: Doubles, 3-person Suites
Room Size: Doubles - 15' x 11' 10" Suites - 15' x 11' 10" & second room 8' x 11' 5"
Window Size:
Ceiling Height: 8'0"

House History

FORBES, Florence (1894-1959) graduated from Iowa State in 1925. She was Extension Home Furnishing Specialist on the State 4-H girls staff for 20 years from 1927 to 1947. Thousands of 4-H girls were taught art appreciation through her leadership. She is credited with helping to start the national standards in home furnishing work. Many blue ribbons were won by her 4-H girls at the National Club Congress for furnishing exhibits. She encouraged girls to restore antiques buried in attics or barns. She gave willingly of her time to accomplany 4-H delegates to the 4-H Club Congress and the National 4-H Club Camp.