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  1. Serves Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. http://www.archives.gov/kansas-city/ 400 West Pershing Road Kansas City, MO 64108 Phone: 816-268-8000 E-mail: kansascity.archives@nara.gov* Tuesday-Saturday Research Rooms: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Exhibits: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Closed to the public on Sundays, Mondays, and Federal holidays.
  2. The Iowa Genealogical Society’s mission is to create and foster an interest in genealogy and to aid others in researching their family history. The purpose of the Iowa Genealogical Society is to meet the educational needs of its members and the general public through the acquisition, preservation and dissemination of genealogical, historical and cultural information. IGS was founded in 1965 by a small group of dedicated genealogists who met in members’ houses and carried the original collection in an orange crate. Today, our membership is worldwide and the book collection alone spans the length of over 5 football fields. We are funded entirely by our membership. IGS receives no federal or state funds nor are we affiliated with or sponsored by any other group or religious organization. Our facility and collection exist due to the generosity of our members. IGS is a 501 (c)3 non-profit corporation Location 628 E Grand Ave Des Moines IA 50309-1924 Phone: 515-276-0287 Email: igs@iowagenealogy.org FAX: 515-727-1824 http://iowagenealogy.org/
  3. Welcome the the Belle Plaine Area Genealogy Department. We currently do not have our system on line. Please contact us by writing to genealogy@bpiowahistory.com or info@bpiowahistory.com. You may also contact us at 319-434-6093 and leave a message. The museum is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm to 4pm. http://www.bpiowahistory.com/ Thank you for visiting the Belle Plaine Area Museum Web Site. The museum will open for its regular schedule on April 4, 2015. We are a volunteer run museum. Our hours currently are the following: Friday 1-4pm Saturday 1-4pm Sunday 1-4pm We are also able to open by appointment. Please call Rich Franklin at 319-444-7007 or Mitch Malcolm at 319-444-0606 to make arrangements. We realize that some visitors will be in town for a short visit. We will do all we can do accomodate your request. To contact us by email: general information request: info@bpiowahistory.com
  4. http://villagesofvanburen.com/directory.html?item=1425 205 S. 4th St. Farmington, IA 52626 319-878-4040 or 319-878-3785 The First Congregational Church of Farmington was built in January 1848 and was modeled after the rural New England Churches. It now houses many artifacts and historical items. Open weekends 1p-4p April - October, by appointment or for special events. 2015 Special Events: Museum Crawl: 6/13/15 Open House: 6/13-14, 9-26-27, 10/10-11, 12/5-6, 12/12-13
  5. The Museum is open from January 15 through November 15: Monday - Friday, 1 to 4. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the museum is also open Sunday 1 to 4. We will happily open at other times by appointment. Send an e-mail any time, call during regular museum hours, or during off hours, call Franklin County Tourism at 1 641 456 5668. http://historyinfranklincounty.org/?page_id=13 Franklin County Historical Museum is located at: 1008 Central Ave W Hampton, IA 50441 +1 641 456 5777 +1 641 456 5660 info@historyinfranklincounty.org http://historyinfranklincounty.org
  6. The Mills County Historical Museum is owned and operated by a group of volunteers called the Mills County Historical Society. The Museum does not get governmental support of any kind. Admission to the museum is free and the society holds yearly fundraisers. The land, on which the seven museum buildings stand, is on the east end of the Glenwood Lake Park. The Museum is a 501C-3 organization and is governed by a Board of Directors. Board Meetings are the second Friday of every month. The annual meeting is the first Friday in October. All meetings are open to the public. http://www.millscountymuseum.qwestoffice.net/5901.html Thursdays and Fridays 10.00 am. to 2.00 pm. Saturdays 10.00 am. to 4.00 pm. Sundays 1.00 pm. to 4.00 pm. CONTACTS Mills County Historical Museum phone (712) 527-5038 Carrie Merritt phone (712) 527-9221 Judy Dashner phone (712) 527-1979
  7. Your visit to the Nodaway Valley Historical Museum in Clarinda, Iowa can take you back more than a century when the Midwest was being developed with homes, farming, businesses and schools. Visit the Historical Village and Reminisce Building to see the changes in business, transportation and agriculture from the horse drawn era to the present. http://www.nodawayvalleymuseum.org/ The Nodaway Valley Historical Museum address is 1600 S. 16th Street, PO Box 393, Clarinda, Iowa 51632 Our telephone number is (712) 542-3073. Our email address is pagecountyhistory@yahoo.com
  8. Discover the rich history and heritage of Wapello County, Iowa by winding your way through exhibits as they tell the stories that have been passed down generation to generation. Get a feel for what the settlers of this area would have endured in the early 1800’s. Learn of they’re trying times during the wars and how it shaped local families and the economy, and appreciate the hard work that turned Wapello County’s natural resources into thriving industries and farmland. http://wapellocountymuseum.com/museum/ 242 W Main St, Ottumwa, IA Phone (641) 682-8676
  9. The Historical Museum, which is located at 804 Monroe, which is right off Hwy 18, was established in 1969 to house the many treasurers of the past, reflecting life in Palo Alto County and its residents. The Free Methodist Church was purchased for the first museum, and later an annex was added in memory of the first president of the Historical Society, John Kelly. The Palo Alto County Historical Society maintains the Museum. It is open by appointment for tours: call 712-852-3781 or Chamber of Commerce 712-852-2283. http://www.emmetsburg.com/Visitors/GuideSummary.htm
  10. Adel is very proud of its current Museum. It has been beautifully laid out and designed with a great deal of care and love. We are hopefully looking forward to an expansion in the near future, which will provide room for a larger Nile Kinnick collection as well as more treasures from the Orton Family Circus. http://adeliowa.org/museum.page 1129 Main Street Museum Hours: May 15th to Sept 15th , noon to 4:00 p.m. Saturdays Open by appointment other days (please call (515) 993-1032, or Adel City Hall (515) 993-4525 to make an appointment)
  11. Carl Campbell was the first person in Knoxville to feel that Marion County needed a Historical Society. In 1937, Carl purchased a collection from John Wright, which consisted of 6 Y2 trailer loads of books, newspaper clippings and Museum articles of local interest. Included in this collection was a fossil collection that and school children became interested in. Mr. Campbell prepared his first exhibit. He traveled to various schools to present his exhibit and discuss Marion County history with the children. In 1951, Carl had attempted to organize a local Historical Society with the support of several local organizations and the Mahaska County Historical Society. This first attempt at starting the organization was not successful http://www.marioncountyhistory.com/Default.aspx The construction of the Marion County Museum building was made possible by a generous bequest from the Pearl Culbertson Anderson estate in 1969. Additional donations from the public sped the completion. The school house was the first building to be added and subsequently other additions have enlarged the site to the present 8 buildings of the Village. Our mission is to educate the public about the history of Marion County and to enable members and visitors to appreciate our past. Marion County Historical Society PO Box 21 Knoxville, Iowa 50138 We are staffed by volunteers. Please call (641) 204-9143 (Curator) or (641) 891-2397 (President) to make sure we can be open if you are coming a great distance or need to schedule after hours tours
  12. The Sioux County Historical Society was founded in 1969 by many people from the Orange City area. The museum was originally located on the lot directly north of the Iowa State bank. In August of 1991 the Historical Society purchased the former Orange Motor property at 120 3rd Street S.W. and moved the museum displays and the old country school house to the new location directly south of the courthouse. The society has since acquired the building on the northwest corner of this lot which housed the long time barber shop and now houses the rug loom and barbershop exhibits. The Sioux County Historical Society endeavors to preserve and present the history of Sioux County and the unique Dutch history of Orange City. http://siouxcountyhistoricalsociety.org/ We do not have regular hours, except during the Tulip Festival. We would be happy to accomodate a tour with an appointment usually during the daytime hours of 9:00am through 7:00pm. To inquire about a tour, call: Gerry Noordhoek, 712-737-8357 John Kamies: 712-737-4761
  13. Welcome to the Mansion Museum and the Leibrand-Whiteis Research Center! We are closed for regular tours for the season, but you can reach us by appointment. http://www.mansionmuseumforestcityiowa.org/ Call Ruth Leibrand, 641-585-2584, Carol Whiteis, 641-585-2308, or Lois Bush, 641-590-1768. Or email us at info (at) mansionmuseumforestcityiowa (dot) org. Find us at 336 N. Clark St. Forest City, IA 50436.
  14. Hockett House Museum Earlham's history is lovingly preserved in the original 1860's home of founder, David and Mary Hockett. Built in the 1860's, The Hockett House is a typical small settler home. Over tim a dining room, kitchen and two small bedrooms were added and the first room became a parlor. Early settler furniture has been donated from area residents. The daybed came from Earlham's first furniture store, owned by Joshua Thorton in the 1870's. The surronding flowerbeds are representative of late 19th century Iowa gardens. Hockett family memebers have lived in the house for much of its history. It was updated in the 1940's by David Hockett's granddaughter, Gertrude Hockett Walton. The Hockett Family David Hockett (1830-1903) brought his wife, Mary Jane, and three children to the Earlham area from eastern Iowa by ox team and wagon in 1865. They settled on 200 acres where Earlham stands today. By deeding a land string to the C.R.I. & P. railroad and selling a third of his acres for town development, Hockett was instrumental in the founding of Earlham in 1870. http://www.earlham-ia.org/index.php/live/area-groups/earlham-historical-society The Hockett House and Old School House Museums are OPEN to the public every Sunday, 2 PM to 5 PM, from Memorial Day weekend to September 30th. Admission is FREE. Special group or school tours may be arranged at other times by calling Carol Harris at (515) 758-2600.
  15. Monthly Meetings Decorah Genealogy Association and Winneshiek County Historical Society share their meetings, take turns providing programs and hold alternate business meetings. During the winter months of November, January, February, and March, the two organizations meet on the second Saturday of the month at 1:30 pm, generally in the public meeting room of the Decorah Public Library. During the summer months, April, May, June, August, September, and October, the two organizations meet on the fourth Monday evening of the month at 7:00 pm in the public meeting room of the Decorah Public Library. No regular meeting during July and December. Notice of changes of the regular schedule or location are published in the local newspapers, on local access tv channel, and on www.decorahnews.com. Research Library Association volunteer members staff the DGA Research Library 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekday and Saturday afternoons, and may be contacted by phone at that time by calling (319) 382- 8559; the DGA Research Library is also available for walk-in use during the day Monday through Saturday. Special arrangements are also possible. While there is no charge to use the library facilities, contributions are accepted. http://iagenweb.org/winneshiek/Resources/dga.htm 202 Winnebago St. Decorah, Iowa 52101-1812 563-382-8559 e-mail: ddiggers@decorah.lib.ia.us Fax: 563-382-4524
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