Warren County Historical Society

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August 27 - General Meeting - 7:00 p.m.

Program - Bob Davey's journey through enemy territory during WW II
Presented by Elodie Opstad



The Warren County Historical Society is excited to be one of 22 recipients of a grant from the Warren County Philanthropic Partnership in 2019.

 WCHS was awarded a grant for $2,400 to be used for phase one replacement of old fluorescent lights for new LED lighting in our museum basement.

 This matching grant was presented at a reception May 7 at the Legacy Clubhouse in Norwalk.

 Miller Electric began work May 8th and the first phase is now completed. Come and visit the basement to see the new LED lights and rearranged exhibits.

 Warren County Philanthropic Partnership awarded $108,465 in grants to organizations in Warren County this year. Those grant dollars will be invested back into Warren County communities to complete projects totaling more than half a million dollars. Warren County Philanthropic Partnership has served the county for nearly 15 years by awarding grants to nonprofit organizations and assisting citizens and nonprofit organizations in planning their charitable giving. To learn more about the community foundation efforts or contribute to Warren County Philanthropic Partnership’s grant making process, visit www.warrencountypp.org

A Century of Hats

Susan Graeser has found close to 200 hats in the Historical Society collection that represent at least a hundred years of style. She has also found some pretty handkerchiefs and other things reminiscent of a more genteel day.

1920-30's Hat To view some photos of our Hat collection, Click on this Thumbnail, then scroll thru our Hat Photos.   Use your scroll keys or click the Prev and Next buttons on the Photo.  Press escape or click on the X to return.

 2019 Pioneer Schools

school To view Photos of our Piooneer School collection, Click on this Thumbnail, then scroll thru our Photos.   Use your scroll keys or click the Prev and Next buttons on the Photo.  Press escape or click on the X to return.


Thursdays 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturdays 9:00am -12:00pm
Other times by appointment

We are located at 1400 W 2nd Ave Indianola, IA. We are next to the Fairgrounds Camping area.  Our mailing address is P.O. Box 256 Indianola, Ia 50125. 

Phone #(515) 961-8085.  Please see our About Page for a map.

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Kristi Porter has completed the flyer for this years Log Cabin Days Festival See it on our festival page

 Please Help us Preserve the History of Warren County


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NOTE: WCHS has no paid staff; all workers are volunteers. 100% of your donation goes to the maintenance and care of our museum and library collections. We are a 501c3 organization so all donations may be tax deductible.



WCHS MISSION: To collect, preserve, and create interest in the cultural, political, and economic heritage of Warren County, Iowa

Please see our About Page for more information about us.