Boone History Center

Take a look into the EXCITING past of Boone County, Iowa. 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. 

Hickory Grove School

After 5 years of restoration, the school bells ring once again at Hickory Grove School. Come take a trip back in time to this one room school house. Tours by appointment only. 

Kate Shelley Park and Museum

Kate Shelley is a local heroine who at age 15 stopped a passenger train from reaching a washed-out bridge, and led a rescue party back to the two survivors of a train engine wreck in Honey Creek.
Come learn more about her, her heroic deed, and where she lived.

Trail Tales

Enjoy the latest edition of Trail Tales 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 at info@bchsiowa.org

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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