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.

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. Open Tues. through Sat. 10 am to 5 pm; Sun. 1-5 pm

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.

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.

Trail Tails

Enjoy the latest edition of Trail Tails and see what you are missing by not being a member!!!

Our Museums

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!

Boone History Center
Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace
Hickory Grove School
Kate Shelley Park & Museum

“You can’t go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand new ending.”

— James R. Sherman

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We are having a quilt raffle! Kathi Majors, daughter of long-time Society member and former President, Don Schoof, made and donated this quilt to the Society to raise money. BCHS Board Members will be selling tickets starting tomorrow at $5 for 1 ticket or $20 for 5 tickets. Tickets will be sold at all BCHS events, and daily by Board members, until Sept. 1st. The drawing will be held at the BCHS Board Meeting on Sept 1st at 6:30 p.m. at the Boone History Center. Show your support for the Boone County Historical Society by buying quilt raffle tickets! ... See MoreSee Less

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Boone County Historical Society

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2019 has been a year of many changes. We've come back from nearly losing it all and now we are back on our feet again. This is due to many, many people who have helped in so many ways. I'd attempt name them but I know I'd fall short, so I hope they accept an overall thanks and my everlasting gratitude. We've done it and we aren't going anywhere! We have many wonderful plans for 2020. Stay tuned and we'll do our best to continue serving the community. Happy New Year, everyone!
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