Travel Program

Ventures” is the travel and events program of Peoples Savings Bank. Each month customers and friends of the bank are offered activities that include informational meetings, concerts, day bus trips, overnight tours, and extended trips. Past events have included a lesson on Iowa History, day trips to Pella and Decorah, Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center and a trip to Alaska. The goal of “Ventures” is to provide a wide variety of interesting and enriching experiences in all price ranges to customers. Current offerings and informational details are available on the web site. To register and pay for any event or trip, please contact Shelley Eilderts at the Wellsburg Bank.

Ventures coordinators are Phyllis Dorn and Carol Van Hove. You can reach Phyllis at 319-290-9135 or

Ventures Newsletter

ALL AROUND DES MOINES – Wednesday, July 10. We’ll visit the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum that honors the service of all Iowa veterans, from statehood to the present, with its stories of our Iowans in wars and homeland defense. Tour where our governors live at Terrace Hill, an 18,000 square-foot example of Second Empire architecture. Our “Inner Italian” will enjoy our delicious lunch at Noah’s Ark, where Italian home-style food has been a staple since the 1940s. There’s more history in the Historic Jordan House, which was built in Italianate Gothic design in the 1850s and was a station on the Underground Railroad here in Iowa. Did you attend a one-room school? We’ll have a nostalgic look at what it was like at one that was used until at least 1941. All of this, with our motor coach, admissions, lunch, taxes and tips, for $120; receive a $5 discount if you are a Peoples Savings Bank customer.


Please add your name to our waiting list if you are interested.

EUREKA SPRINGS & BRANSON – August 5-8. Experience the renowned outdoor drama “The Great Passion Play” in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Admission to The Holy Land Tour and a buffet supper is included. In Branson we’ll see five outstanding performances. Your fee of $795 per person double occupancy covers it; receive a $50 per person discount if you are a Peoples Savings Bank customer.


DAVENPORT, OH MY! — Tuesday, September 17. We’ll start at the Chocolate Manor and sample some of the delicious chocolates made there. Our Captain’s Narrated Lunch Cruise on the Mississippi features a hot lunch buffet and some of the historic sights of the Quad City area. Did you know that Davenport is/was one of the most German cities in the Midwest? Many German immigrants came up the Mississippi to an historic river hotel that became the German Heritage Museum, which we’ll tour with a docent. (Note: Their gift shop contains many very interesting and pretty German items. “Life is too short not to be German.”) We’ll end our visit by viewing many historic area homes from our bus with our step-on guide. Bus, lunch cruise, tours, and all admissions for $155; receive a $5 discount if you are a Peoples Savings Bank customer.


FALL IN LOVE WITH MANCHESTER – Thursday, October 3. We’re having the genuine treat of a unique vintage style show, a different stylish collection modeled by local women. If you were amazed at the show we saw earlier, then you know what a joy we anticipate! And yes, a special bakery treat is part of this fun show. What’s FALL without a pumpkin farm and a hayride? We’ll also receive a FALL floral demonstration, a delicious lunch, and time for browsing in the downtown shops. Be sure to join us for this fun day to kick off your FALL! Bus, show, demo, lunch, tours, hayride are all included for $140; receive a $5 discount if you are a Peoples Savings Bank customer.

Ventures Travel Gift Certificates available at the bank.
They are available in amounts of $10 or more.

To make a reservation or obtain further information about these events, contact
Shelley Eilderts at the Wellsburg office (641-869-3721)

PSB Ventures events are designed for travelers age 50 and over.


Ventures Group in Plymouth, MA.