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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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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Busy weekend at Boone History Museums! Visitors enjoyed a session with local bison expert: Bob Mahoney. The lecture took place at the Boone History Center with 14 attendees. This is the last week that BISON will be on display at the History Center. At the Kate Shelley Park & Museum a visiting family enjoyed seeing the Moingona Depot as young explorers picked berries and tried out the rail line! ... See MoreSee Less

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Paparazzi Accessories is showing and selling along with LuLaRoe, Pampered Chef, Lip Sense, US Borne Books starting at 10 a.m. - lower level of the History Center today! ... See MoreSee Less

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