Our Society

Public records of the Society:

Our Mission

Boone History Museums engage individuals and communities in the discovery of history and the arts, and offer culturally significant facilities with the intention of building community and creating conversations to better understand the past, present, and future, related to the people, places, and artifacts of Central Iowa.

Our Vision

We envision Central Iowa as a welcoming and imaginative learning environment that fosters community through history and the arts.

Board of Directors

Michael Waterbury-President
Shirley Walrod-Vice President
Sandra Devin-Secretary
John Stephenson-Interim Treasurer
Linda R. Blakely-Director At Large

Board Members
Larry Adams
Curtis Condon
Joe Devin
Bill Lusher

Board Meetings

Board Meetings are held quarterly in January, April, July and October and are open to the public.

Special Meetings and the Annual Membership Meeting are open to members only.

Next Board Meeting:

May 22, 2019

6:00 pm at the lower level of the History Center

This is a Special Meeting. All Members are welcome.

Boone History Center

602 Story Street, Boone, IA 50036

Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace & Museum

709 Carroll Street, Boone, IA 50036, USA

Hickory Grove Rural School

Co Rd E41 & J Ave, Yell, IA 50212, USA

Kate Shelley Park & Museum

1198 232nd St, Boone, IA 50036, USA

Boone County Historical Society & History Center

602 Story Street, Boone, IA

Currently open by appointment only.

Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace

709 Carroll Street, Boone, IA


Currently closed for the season

Hickory Grove Rural School

County Road E41& J Ave, Yell, IA

Open by Appointment only

Kate Shelley Railroad Depot & Trail

1198 232nd Street, Boone, IA


Open by Appointment Only

Contact Us

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Though the BCHS operates four museums, our offices and mailing address are located at:


602 Story Street
Boone, Iowa 50036


Email: info@boonehistorymuseums.org