Street Address
105 N Water Street
Quasqueton, IA 53236
Mailing Address
PO Box 224
Quasqueton, IA 52326
phone: 319-934-3644
e-mail: qhistorical@yahoo.com
web: quaskyhistoricalsociety.com
Hours
Memorial Day through Labor Day
Sunday, Saturday1 PM - 3 PM
Other times are available by appointment.
Admissions
Free. Donations Accepted.
Services
Gift Shop
Staff
Deb Crawford, Volunteer

Description

We are a local museum dedicated to preserving the history of Quasqueton, Iowa and the surrounding townships.

Take a look at our wonderful camera timeline exhibit. It is hard to believe how cameras and photos have changed in the last 100 years!

Step into the dressing room and prepare for the “play”. The hats and shoes may be put on in the presence of one of our volunteers, just for the fun of dressing up. Please do not touch the two crinolines (hoop slips) on display as they are from the 1860′s and are quite delicate.

A day in the life of a farmer on exhibit in our basement level. While taking in the chores of days gone by remember to look at the walls and all the effort it took to construct our building. The walls are original, please note the floor has been meticulously cut away and lowered thanks to a generous donation by Don Adams.

Just a glance back at the typical day in the life of a country housewife – canning, cooking and pressing. Learn a new appreciation for our modern conveniences in our basement level.

We also have a military exhibit. There is lots more to see and read on our second floor.

Pretend to go camping in the “old days”. Come see the exhibit in our basement.

Stop by and see the days gone by in our stage area located on the second floor.

Mission

To educate the younger generations about the lives of the ancestors.

History

We were founded in 1989 and have since acquired the oldest business building in town. "The Bank building" is listed on the National Registry of Historic Buildings. We currently have over 5000 square feet of hands-on exhibits.

Research Collections

We have a sizable collection of obituaries, scrapbooks and photos indexed. Research assistance is available upon request.

Library

Research

In addition to our museum, our society offers lots of materials and photographs for personal or academic research. Looking for information about your family? We have extensive files for many area families. Interested in the history of the area? We can help with that, too.

Come in, and we will point you in the right direction. If you can’t come yourself, Contact us and we’ll work something out. (We may be able to do the research for you, but we will require a small donation in return.) If we can’t help, Buchanan County Genealogical Society may be able to help.

Access:

Appointment required: No

Publications

All members receive an annual newsletter.

    ADA

    All three floors are handicapped accessible.

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Restrooms

    Services

    Volunteer

    Interested in volunteering for our society? We always welcome new volunteers!

    Gift Shop: Interested in owning a piece of history?

    We have two wonderful area history books for sale. Stop on by or contact us to acquire one for your own collection. (Note: Quantities are limited.)

    Gift Shop