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

Recent Posts

LOWER LEVEL OPEN—The Boone History Center welcomes your booking for private events, holiday gatherings, birthday parties, and local fundraisers throughout the year. If you would like to make a reservation please call: 515-432-1907 and ask for Marilyn. The museum will reopen in 2019 on May 1st for the touring season-Dec 1st. See you in the spring!

MEMBERS: Mark your calendars for the BCHS Annual Meeting of the Members on Thursday, January 17th!
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