AREA MUSEUMS

 
Dover Museum & Depot: New London, Iowa
The Dover Historical Society was established in 1995 following the gift of the former glove factory-creamery building for a museum. The Society has endeavored to keep alive the history of the surrounding area by exhibiting artifacts and offering programs for all ages. Both permanent and changing exhibits provide students and adults a view to the past. Exhibits are attractively labeled. An extensive resource library exists to aid research about family genealogy, Henry County records, plat books and maps plus some records of the surrounding counties and communities. 213 W Main St, New London, IA 52645 (319) 367-2573
http://dovermuseum.org/
 
Harlan-Lincoln Museum: Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
Set amid the lush, rolling hills of southeastern Iowa, the town of Mount Pleasant yields an unexpected Lincoln connection: the home of James Harlan, where Abraham Lincoln's grandchildren spent many of their summers. 101 W Broad St, Mt Pleasant, IA 52641 (319) 385-6215
http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/sites/harlan.htm
 
Henry County Heritage Center: Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
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203 North White Street, Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641 (319) 385-4983
 
Lewelling Quaker Museum: Salem, Iowa
The Underground Railroad had as many as 5 homes in the Salem area for the safety of slaves escaping their “owners.” This home is now a museum dedicated to that search for freedom. The Lewelling Quaker Museum sits in the quite farming community of Salem, Iowa, 10 miles south of Mt. Pleasant. This community is known for its nice square, active Quaker church, safe living environment and fabulous history. 401 S Main St, Salem, IA 52649 (319) 258-4341 follow on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lewelling-Quaker-Museum/143568449047521
 
 
Midwest Memories Museum & Shoppe: Wayland, Iowa
Agricultural antiques including milk bottles from 50 states, milking machines, cream separators and butter churns. History of Wayland High School from the Wayland Museum. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 AM to 4 PM. Call 319-331-5986 to schedule a visit. 217 W Main, Wayland Iowa
 
Richard E. Oetken Heritage Museums: Old Threshers – Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
Come visit the Heritage Museums where you can step back into our agricultural heritage. We invite you to climb aboard one of the many traction steam engines, including the largest steam engine - a Case 110.  Sit behind the wheel of an antique tractor or take a look at the Stationary Steam Engines featuring a Murray Corlliss engine display & more. 405 East Threshers Road, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa 52641 call (319) 385-8937 or visit http://www.oldthreshers.com
 
 
Swedish Heritage Museum: Swedesburg, Iowa
The Society created the Swedish American Museum to collect and catalogue artifacts of Swedish heritage and early immigrants of the Swedesburg area. The Museum is housed in the former Farmers union Exchange (FUE) building, built in 1928 by second generation Swedish Farmers. The FUE served Swedesburg and the surrounding area as a general store and Gathering place for the settlers in the area. The building is typical of stores which once dotted the Iowa countryside. The facility is available for meetings, tours and meals. Reservations are required in advance. 107 James Ave Swedesburg, IA 52652 phone: 319-254-2317. Follow on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SwedesburgSwedishAmericanMuseum
 
Theatre Museum of Repertoire Americana: Old Threshers – Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
Built and maintained by the Midwest old Settlers and Threshers Association, Inc., the Museum of Repertoire Americana officially opened September 1, 1973, reflecting the long-time dream of repertoire theatre company owners and actors Neil and Caroline Schaffner. The museum is dedicated to the preservation of memorabilia and artifacts of early repertoire theatre. The collection includes numerous painted curtains and scenic pieces; costumes and equipment used by individual performers and technicians; playbills, show cards, advertising sheets, etc.; and an extensive research library of rare scripts, correspondence, tour schedules, production photos and other original source materials. Of special interest is the large collection of videotaped interviews with actual “troupers” describing their professional and personal experiences. The items featured on this website are on display at the Joe Mauck Exhibit Gallery, located inside the Theatre Museum. 405 East Threshers Road, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa 52641 call (319) 385-8937 or visit http://www.thetheatremuseum.com/
 
Winfield Museum: Winfield, Iowa
The Winfield Historical Society and Museum is housed in a turn of the century school building. The displays include railroads, schoolroom, printing press, original hose cart for the fire department, Senator Carden memorabilia, dolls, quilts and many pictures of local businesses and organizations.  The basement is a recreation of Erickson’s Toyland, which operated during the 1950s, and 60s and is filled with toys from that era. 114 South Locust Street, Winfield IA 52659. Open Monday mornings 10 a.m. to Noon or by appointment 319-257-6974. www.winfieldhistoricalsociety.com
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