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.

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. 

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.

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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10 hours ago

Boone History Center

Kim Moss shares great insights on her “Common Channel” cliff swallows piece that is on display at the Boone History Center now through Saturday 4/28! Check out all of the ISU artists at 602 Story Street Boone, IA! ... See MoreSee Less

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24 hours ago

Boone History Center

ISU Lecturer and “Common Channel” Artist and Project Coordinator, Nancy Thompson speaks about her artistic pieces, based on the Ledges State Park topography, at the Boone History Center. ... See MoreSee Less

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Artists provided an exceptional learning opportunity for Boone area residents and visitors at the “Common Channel” conversations about their creative experiences. Taking place from 5-7 tonight with a diverse audience and speakers. ... See MoreSee Less

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