Historical Society of Marshall County
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Programs & Services
The Historical Society of Marshall County conducts numerous monthly, annual, and special events to bring history to the public and raise organizational awareness and financial resources to preserve history.


  • The Museum is open 9am-3pm, Monday through Friday, for drop-in or scheduled tours. All of our sites are available for tours by appointment any time. 

  • Annually, Marshall County elementary school students tour the Museum and Glick-Sower House and participate in full-day reenactments at the Taylor #4 Country School.

  • Both the Mowry Irvine Mansion and Museum are available to the public for private meetings and catered events. Whether it's a club meeting, family event, or work event we can accommodate you.


  • We provide speakers for other community organization events.




Upcoming Events

History on Third Thursday Programs: ​
These events are open to the public at no charge. Light refreshments are served following the program.

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 6:30 p.m.: National History Day Presentations by local students. Program will be held at Historical Museum, 202 E. Church St., Marshalltown, IA.

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 6:30 p.m.: "History of the USS Honolulu" by Don Paustian. Program will be held at the Historical Museum, 202 E. Church St., Marshalltown, IA.

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 6:30 p.m.: "Then & Now Marshall County Trivia Night" at Iowa River Brewing, 107 N 1st St, Marshalltown, IA.

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 6:30 p.m.: "History of The Iowa State Fair - Our State Fair Is a Great State Fair (But You Already Know That!)" by Humanities Iowa speaker Mary Kay Shanley. Program will be held at the Historical Museum, 202 E. Church St., Marshalltown, IA.

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6:30 p.m.: "The Obituary—Yours or Someone Else’s" by Humanities Iowa Speaker Mary Kay Shanley. Program will be held at the Historical Museum, 202 E. Church St., Marshalltown, IA.

December 2018 "Annual Holiday Dinner" Details TBA...stay tuned!














Contact Us
Free Admission
Group Tours Welcome
For more information or to book your event, please
Or call 641-752-6664

"Historical Society of Marshall County has an amazing collection. We can't believe we've lived here our whole lives and not visited!"
Programs & Events with the Historical Society of Marshall County