Boone History Center

Take a look into the EXCITING past of Boone County! From heroes and heroines to fascinating exhibits, there is something here for everyone.

Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace

Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower, the wife of the 34th president of the United States, Dwight David Eisenhower was born in Boone, Iowa. At present the home is closed while future plans are determined. 

Hickory Grove School

After 5 years of restoration, the school bells ring at once again at Hickory Grove School. Come take a trip back in time to this one room school house.

Kate Shelley Park and Museum

Kate Shelley’s is a local heroine who stopped a train from reaching a washed out bridge and lead a rescue party back to the two survivors of the wreck in Honey Creek.
Come learn more about her heroic story and the area where she lived.

YesterBoone

This year will be the start of a new history museum, a living museum, that invites your participation. Help history come alive this fall!!

Trail Tails

Enjoy the latest edition of Trail Tails and see what you are missing by not being a member!!!

Our Museums

Boone History Museums consists of four different museums located in Boone, Iowa We are proud to offer these exciting places to visit and explore for visitors of all ages and interests! Navigate through our site to learn more about all we have to offer, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Boone History Center
Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace
Hickory Grove School
Kate Shelley Park & Museum

“Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to

wait for the train of the future to run over him.”

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Boone History Center

Tis’ the season for scares and screams! This weekend, the BCHS held a small -trial- group experiment that went so well volunteers are thinking about next year! All kinds of spooky stuff went into the cauldron! Ghost stories, pin the heart on the skeleton, tricker-treat, Kate Shelley’s spooky pinyata party! BCHS looks forward to partnering with paranormal friends for some scary & interesting ghostly fun for teens and adults too! ‘Like’ if events like this interest you and for more ghoulish fun! Note: all board members were invited and welcome to attend. This was a test run event to see how it might be received and what would be needed to execute an event like this for the larger public audience. All of the materials, resources, food, time and energy were donated by sponsors. It is best practice in event management to build a model and try it on a smaller group before bringing it to the general public whenever possible. All rights reserved. Photos property of the BCHS, copyright October 2018. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

Boone History Center

It’s truly the BEST fudge! Come visit the Mamie Eisenhower gallery this fall! Hours: 10-1 Tue-Sat & mark your calendars for the annual soup supper the last Thursday in November. Tickets available early November!

Southern Living
This classic recipe from the '50s is the benchmark for ALL chocolate fudge: trib.al/a0Csgel
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Boone History Center

As summer comes to a close, we would like to thank Salama Greenhouse & Flowershop for another season of blooms on our front steps! ... See MoreSee Less

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