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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From June to October, Boone History Museums will be partnering with musicians to strengthen Boone Area Arts! Starting at 5 o'clock on Friday nights (on the first Friday of every month except September) we will offer food and refreshments to families, performers and attendees of Friday Night Live! Get your groove on - it's Friday Night Live!

Friday Night Live

- Food & Tours at the Boone History Center - Roll-in Car & Bike Show hosted by the Tallcorn car club - Live Music hosted by Forte Studios Family fun entertainment on a Friday night downtown Boone! Join us for good times, food, drinks, cars & bikes on 6th street. FNL (Friday Night Live) is a seasonal outdoor event that will occur the first Friday of each month starting in June. Itinerary: Dinner at the History Center - 5:00PM - 8:00PM Car & Bike Show Roll-in - 5:00PM - 10:00PM Live Music concert - 7:00PM - 10:00PM Featuring: Hawk Mcintyre & Sierra Griggs Address: 927 6th Street (Forte Studios) & 602 Story St. (Boone HIstory Center) Best of all... It's FREE to attend any of the activities! Attendee notes and terms: 1. Bring your own lawn chair for outdoor activities. -Limited seating available. 2. No food or drink allowed inside the event. Concessions will be available. 3. This is a family event and public safety and a positve experience is the utmost importance. The event staff or representative reserves the right to remove anyone behaving in an unsafe, vulgar manner or with the intent to cause disruption at any time and with or without cause to preserve the safety and enjoyment of the public.

June 02, 2017 - June 03, 2017

Local and exceptional talent being planned for our community at the Boone Community Theater! Love the historical influence! I need tickets for this event!!! 🤠It looks like it's going to be a great show! See details:

Wonderful evening being planned at DMACC where people be able to share some incredible history. We are excited to support and attend this event! Excellent DMACC event! Check out the details:

A Night With Charlie Sherpa with Music By Hawk McIntye

March 30, 2017 (Thursday) DMACC-Boone Campus 5:30pm - 7PM Enjoy the sounds of Hawk McIntyre 6pm — Free Dinner 7pm — Award winning author, Randy Brown “Charlie Sherpa” Award winning author, Randy Brown “Charlie Sherpa” will present on his new book, “Reporting for Duty,” a compilation of writings of military personnel serving with the Iowa National Guard during their historic deployment to Afghanistan from 2010-2011. Hawk McIntyre, 17 years old, from Boone Iowa. Hawk has been performing all around Iowa since he was 10 years old. He plays blues, country, classic rock and modern music. YOUR INVITED!! YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A COMMUNITY EVENT AT THE DMACC BOONE CAMPUS! WHO: All members of the Community and friends of DMACC WHAT: Free dinner and music by Hawk McIntyre. Award winning author Randy Brown and other guest speakers will share their experiences as veterans in the Afghan Surge. WHEN: Thursday, March 30, 2017 Dinner and music at 6:00pm in the Courter Center Presentations at 7:00pm in the Theater WHERE: 1125 Hancock Dr., Boone, IA If you have any questions about this event please contact Nancy Woods at nawoods@dmacc.edu or 515-433-5061

March 30, 2017 - March 31, 2017