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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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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Pufferbilly Days

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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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Searching for good souls, passionate about history and the arts to help at YesterBoone! Come to one of our volunteer orientations next week Monday and Tuesday 9/25-26 from 1:00-2:30 or for an evening orientation from 7-8:30 on Tuesday! Free t-shirt for every volunteer who gives 4-hours!!!

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At this time, just TWO WEEKS from now, everyone will know who the winners are! Will someone you know be among them?

Be sure to attend the announcement of prize winners in each category at noon on Sunday, October 1st, in front of the Boone History Center! Thousands of dollars in prize money will be awarded.

But ~ before that ~ you'll need to vote! Winners in the Collections, Fixed Exhibits, & Performance categories will be determined by popular vote. Keep watching Facebook & our website for updates and information on attending these free exhibits!
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Join us for a conversation about history and why it matters on September 29-October 1, 2017. Exhibitions will be held in 25 different locations with over 30-exhibitors who are telling their stories. Popular votes are taken for YesterBoone exhibits. At noon on Sunday, prizes will be awarded for best performances, displays and presentations of history. ... See MoreSee Less

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