Take a look into the EXCITING past of Boone County, Iowa. From a local heroine to a beloved First Lady, from coal miners, settlers, and farmers, to business people and military heroes; there is something here for everyone.
Kate Shelley was a local girl who, at age 15, risked her life crawling over a railroad bridge that spanned a raging river in the dark, in the middle of a dangerous storm to save others.
Come learn more about her, her heroic deed, and where she lived.
Boone County Historical Society has four different museums located in Boone County, Iowa, three of which we own and one that we help promote. 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I am proud to have been born in Iowa. Through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy, it was a place of adventure and daily discoveries—the wonder of the growing crops, the excitements of the harvest, the journeys to the woods for nuts and hunting, the joys of snowy winters, the comfort of the family fireside, of good food and tender care.”
– Herbert Hoover, President