From the past; comes our future...

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Preserving the past of Marshall County for future generations since 1908

Our organization has been enriching the lives of Marshall County residents and visitors in countless ways since 1908. Our efforts include:

  • Preserving and protecting artifacts for future generations.
  • We offer free monthly History on Third Thursday programs on a variety of historical topics, given by both local presenters and Humanities Iowa speakers.
  • We provide speakers for other community organization events.
  • Both the Mowry Irvine Mansion and Historical Museum are available to the public for private meetings and catered events.

Our Historical Museum and Frances Rhoades Williams Research Library, located in Marshalltown's Historic Downtown District are open weekdays 10am-4pm and other times by appointment. Visitors are given tours and provided assistance with historical and genealogical research.

 

202 East Church Street, Marshalltown, IA

 

 

The Mowry Irvine Mansion located on the historic Lincoln Highway is a house museum, showcasing the citizens that made the county what it is today, including art from local artists. 

 

 503 West Main Street, Marshalltown, IA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Glick-Sower Historical Homestead, on the National Register of Historic Places, is a pristine example of a Victorian house museum. Tours are available by appointment.

 

 201 East State Street, Marshalltown, IA

 

 

 

 

 

Taylor #4 Country School is a living snapshot of rural education in 1913, and provides all county 4th grade students a full-day reenactment experience. Tours are available by appointment.

 

 201 East State Street, Marshalltown, IA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We administer the Matthew Edel Blacksmith Shop on behalf of the State Historical Society of Iowa. The shop is open daily for tours 12-4pm from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 

 

214 First Street, Haverhill, IA