Archaeology, Historical Society, Military, Science
A museum to preserve the history of Shenandoah and southwest Iowa featuring the Morman settlement of Manti, and old time radio days with Earl May of KMA and Henry Field of KFNF.
Archaeology, Culture, History, Historic House, Military
There are Five buildings to visit. The Main Museum which contains local historical artifacts. A Burlington Caboose. A machinery hall filled with tractors, cars, replicas of kitchens, a reproduction of an 1880 bathroom. A one room schoolhouse. A historic red barn of yesterday.
Fort Madison, Iowa
Culture, General, History, Historical Society, Military
The Historic Center housed at the Santa Fe Railway Depot Complex is proud to boast a number of important regional, local, and railroad artifacts. Outside the depot sits a circa 1954 caboose, completely restored including brakemen seats, Conductor's desk, and folding seat/beds, of course the traditional cast iron stove remains in the old caboose, allowing visitors to picture the caboose crew warming their hands, coffee and cooking supper in the traditional way.
Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Military, Park
The Old Bradford Pioneer Village Museum has 13 buildings on its walking tour, including an original Great Western Depot and a Chicago Northwestern caboose. Dr. Pitts' medical office, two authentic log homes, General Store, Laundry, Blacksmith Shop, Agriculture Bldg, Heritage Bldg, Cottage, Jail, one room schoolhouse and toy shop. The Cottage is the only original building to the grounds. It was the home of the caretaker of the Little Brown Church, which sits adjacent to the museum property.
Cemetery, Church, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Military
The Society created the Swedish American Museum to collect and catalogue artifacts of Swedish heritage and early immigrants of the Swedesburg area. The Museum is housed in The former Farmers union Exchange (FUE) building, built in
1928 by second generation Swedish Farmers. The FUE served Swedesburg and the surrounding area as a general store and Gathering place for the settlers in the area. The building is typical of stores which once dotted the Iowa countryside.
RED OAK, Iowa
Culture, History, Historical Society, Library, Military
The architecture of the Depot is the Richardson Romanesque Style which influenced the first Chicago School of architecture and architects such as Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright. That Style, named after Henry Hobson Richardson, generally follows Romanesque Revival Style, incorporating 11th century southern French and Spanish Romanesque characteristics, plus Richardson designs, which can be observed on the Depot.
Strawberry Point, Iowa
Art, Culture, General, History, Military
Discover the Wilder Memorial Museum and connect with the heritage of Strawberry Point, Iowa. Exhibits include prarie farming, 800 hierloom dolls dating to the 1700's, Victorian art glass and furniture, Miessen and Dresden figuerines, as well as a military exhibit with items dating back to the Revolutionary War.