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:

Our Historical Museum and Frances Rhoades Williams Research Library, located in Marshalltown's Historic Downtown District is currently closed, due to tornado damage. Research requests should be directed to our new office and library located at the Mowry Irvine Mansion.


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. Due to the tornado, this is the new home of our office and Frances Rhoades Williams Research Library


 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. Normally open from Memorial Day through Labor Day, the shop is open by appointment only for the remainder of this season due to the passing of our docent, Keith Harrod. 


214 First Street, Haverhill, IA