Warren County Historical Society

Welcome to the online home of The Warren County Historical Society Please Join us, see our Join or Renew Page

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Indianola, IowaIowa Map
(515)961-8085

 

LOG CABIN FESTIVAL

Sept 28 and 29

Parade at 10:00 Saturday - Festival Information

 

Prairie Meadows Grant

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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 

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.

August 2019 - Pririe Meadows recently awarded Warren County Historical Society Museum a Community Betterment Grant totaling $4,800. The grant has helped fund the second half of the LED lighting project on the lower floor of the museum. Prairie Meadows is a nonprofit business dedicated to lessening the burden of government by promoting economic development, jobs, agriculture, and tourism in the state of Iowa.

The project was completed at the end of August and has made a signigicant improvement to the usability and safety of the lower level area. We are excited about this improvement and hope you will stop in during Log Cabin Days to enjoy the well lit displays.

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.

HOURS  

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.