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 for the season. 

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.

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

“You can’t go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand new ending.”

— James R. Sherman

Recent Posts

Like gardening? Well BCHS is looking for some volunteers who want to help plant some flowers on the south side of the History Center. If interested please email:
Info@boonehistorymuseums.org.

We'll connect you with the project leader for dates and times and needs!
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The flowers are blooming. Thank YOU to Mamie Birthplace Advisory Committee for working so hard with BCHS to get the gardens up to speed. It's an exciting time and this spring is the time for renewal! More to come.... ... See MoreSee Less

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Another busy week getting things in order at the Museums. There is a tremendous amount to do, and soon, we will be calling upon the community to help! Keep checking here for updates! ... See MoreSee Less

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