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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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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Today at the Boone History Center, we are having our elevator updated to meet state of Iowa requirements and to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for all guests to the History Center. Thank you to every community resident, visitor, service club and local business who matched the CAT Grant to make this repair possible. Thank you -- From all of us at Boone History Museums: Where Brave Deeds and Heroes Meet!