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.

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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. Come see her birthplace home.

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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.

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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.
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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!!

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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!

“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.”

— Mamie Eisenhower

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Take time this Saturday from 10-1 to visit the Boone History Center and see the new CSM Marilyn Gabbard Military Gallery. Reminder: BISON is on display through June 25th - please bring your children since everything in the BISON exhibit can be touched (with care) and there are many engagements - great for kids 7+ and all ages will enjoy seeing the imagery. Weekday hours are 10-4, Tuesday - Friday, and Saturday 10-1. ... See MoreSee Less

Ann-Margret went to Vietnam to entertain the troops in 1966 and 1968. She tells us why we should remember the era and those who served.

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Who has the most AMAZING volunteers in the county? We do! Happy Birthday to our wonderful May birthday celebrants: Marilyn, Joanne, & Dee. (And a belated happy birthday to celebrants from earlier in the year: Judy, Diana, Jason, & Sue!) ... See MoreSee Less

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