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Over 100 Years of History Preservation!

Your Historical Society of Marshall County has been working for over 100 years to preserve the Past for the Future. 

The Society and donors have preserved and manage four important historical properties that are open to the public during established hours, programs, or by special appointment. Step into the Past and reminisce. Make history come alive for you and your family.

For hours of operation and programs contact our Museum staff by calling 641-752-6664 or see our Events page on this website for monthly program information.

Susie Sower Home
Taylor Country  School #4
Edel Blacksmith Shop
Our Affiliate Partner Organization Is 
The Genealogical Society

Go Directly to the new Genealogical Society website at:

The Central Iowa Genealogical Society was organized in April, 1965 with the primary  aim to help others in their family research. The Genealogical Society collects genealogical materials. The collection has grown to over a thousand books. 

The collection is currently housed in the Historical Society Museum. The collection covers published family histories, county histories, census, cemetery records, ships' passenger lists and Genealogical Societies publications. The collection is not limited to Marshall County, Iowa, but includes New England, North & South Carolina, Maryland, Virginia and other Midwest states. 

The Gallentine family of Conrad donated over sixty notebooks of Helen Robinson Gallentine containing a wealth of information concerning her family lines as well as scrap books of newspaper clippings. The Genealogical Society library is definitely a “must see' and is open to the public each week Tuesday through Thursday from 10AM to 4PM as well as on the first and third Saturday of each month from 10 AM to 2 PM.