Monona Historical Museum & Willa Helwig History Center

This Victorian home has several rooms furnished from 1900’s time period when it was built. An extensive collection of art work from Monona, Iowa residents, small farm equipment, kitchen ware, and war relics can be seen along with the Elmer F. Marting Woodcarving display, “The World’s Largest Known Display of Handcarved Chains.” 104 E. Center …

McGregor Historical Museum

Discover many stories about McGregor, Iowa’s history. Learn about McGregor’s founder, Alexander MacGregor and Andrew Clemens (a historically famous McGregor artist known for his great skill in the lost art of sand painting). See memorabilia from the childhood home of the famous Ringling Bros. Circus’ family & much more! 256 Main StreetMcGregor, IA 52157 USWebsite

Clayton County Historic Preservation Commission

The commission’s mission statement: “To promote the preservation of the history of Clayton County. The Clayton County group functions best as a central contact for other local historic preservation groups and as a facilitator of historic education.” One of goals for the Clayton County Historic Preservation Commission is to put the present into perspective by … [Read More]

Wilder Memorial Museum

Take a step back in time as you tour the Wilder Memorial Museum, discover the extensive collections and fascinating exhibits.  From an heirloom collection of over 800 dolls dating from the 1700’s, Military artifacts from as early as the Revolutionary War, and an impressive collection of Victorian furniture, Meissen and Dresden porcelain, Impressionist paintings many … [Read More]

Plagman’s Barn

Home to the Northeast Iowa Farm & Antique Association (NEIFAA), the barn was originally used as a dance barn & meeting place. Experience Iowa Farming of yesteryear during the third full weekend in September! Enjoy dinners, music and dancing as scheduled from spring to fall. 28384 Garber RdGarber, IA 52048 USWebsite

Lockmaster House Heritage Museum

The house is the last remaining lockmaster house on the Upper Mississippi River. On the National Register of Historic Places as part of the lock and dam system, it preserves and shares the history of Iowa’s lock & dam system. Lock & Dam LaneGuttenberg, IA 52052 US

Jerry Everitt Tractor Museum

View vintage tractors used in years past. Open by appointment. Self-guided tours. Tour groups welcome. 15084 Canoe RdStrawberry Point, IA 52076 US

George Maier Rural Heritage Center

Housed in a restored sales barn this collection of rural artifacts represents the work and lives of those living in the Midwest since the 1850’s.  George Maier was featured on KWWL’s Someone You Should Know segment! Click here to read his story. 1000 Mascara RdElkader, IA 52043 USWebsite

Garnavillo Historical Complex

The Garnavillo Historical Complex consists of a Historical Museum, an original Log Cabin, that was dismantled & accurately reconstructed, an Early Lodge Hall built in 1860 and a law office. Thousands of early manuscripts dating back to 1750 are housed in the museum. 203 North Washington StreetGarnavillo, IA 52049 USWebsite

Froelich Village

A historic village located between the communities of Monona & McGregor in the northeast corner of Clayton County, Iowa. A replica of the first successful gasoline traction engine (forerunner of today’s John Deere Tractor) is on display as well as an 1866 one room school & “The Iron Clad Store” are open for visitation. In … [Read More]