Street Address
123 West Mission St.
Strawberry Point, IA 52076
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 206
Strawberry Point, IA 52076
Hours
Open Weekends in May, September, and October
Sunday - Thursday1 PM - 4 PM
Friday - Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Also open by appointment.
Admissions
$4.00 Adults
$2.00 Children K-12
$10.00 Families
Preschool Free
AAA and group discounts avialable
Services
Group Tours
Staff
Angela Beenken, Director
phone: 563-933-4615

Description

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.

Our guided tours are a feature that many of our guests enjoy.

Mission

The mission of the Wilder Memorial Museum is to preserve and maintain collections reflecting the heritage of the people of Strawberry Point, Iowa and the surrounding communities, promoting education and increasing awareness of the culture and diversity of Northeast Iowa.

History

The Wilder Memorial Museum was established in 1970 as the House of Dolls to maintain the tremendous doll collection of two local sisters. The museum then expanded by adding two large rooms to house the diverse collections of local residents. The rarity and beauty of these collections would rival those found in any large city as stated by many of our visitors.

Artifacts Collections

Military items dating back to the Revolutionary War. Geological display including fossils such as a mastodon tooth. Victorian childs' exhibit with Civil War era blocks. Victorian art glass, several rooms of Victorian furniture with beautiful needlepoint covers. Meissen and Dresden figuerines. Over forty lighted Victorian hanging lamps. Praries farm exhibit including a goat treadmill. 800 hierloom dolls dating back to the 1700's. And much, much more...

Library

Access: Students, Scholars

Appointment required: No

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Services

Group Tours