Warren County Historical Society

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The research library continues to be open through the winter season, weather permitting. It is best to call before coming - 515-961-8085. The museum is also open, including the model train exhibit, but jackets are needed since the heat is kept lower. The Heritage Village will be closed until spring.


Pony Express
The Martha and Ivan Richards Family recently donated several items to the museum. One of them was this painting by Renita Richards McGrail. She painted this Pony Express Rider in honor of Great-Great-Grandfather, William Minor Richards. He was a Pony Express Station Keeper and occasional Rider.


OPEN HOURS (Weather permitting)

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

We are located at 1300 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.



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.

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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.