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.

  • Our double-parlor meeting room and recently updated kitchen space 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

Thursday, July 20, 2017 6:30 p.m.: "Unconditional Surrender: A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant" by Pete Grady

Pete Grady is the author and performer of Unconditional Surrender: A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant, a one-man show about the life and times of the Civil War General and 18th President of the United States. Grady has presented his show over 60 times in Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, and Missouri at venues including museums, libraries, and community theaters, and at private gatherings as diverse as a meeting of alumni of the United States Military Academy, and a gathering of Iowans who claim descent from passengers on the Mayflower. He has performed the show in a meeting room in the Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, in an outbuilding of an Iowa station on the Underground Railroad, on the front porch of a house built by a Civil War Veteran, at a Maquoketa, Iowa hotel frequented by Grant, at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis Missouri, and around a roaring campfire in a special performance for a Boy Scout Camporee. 

Grady is a 1975 graduate of St. Ambrose College, Davenport, and a 1984 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law in Iowa City. In October, 2016 Grady retired from the Iowa Department of Justice where he served as an Assistant Attorney General. Grady lives in Marshalltown Iowa and has served that community on the board of the Mid-Iowa Community Action agency, the Marshalltown Community Theatre, and as a member of the St. Mary Parish Council. 

This event is open to the public at no charge. Light refreshments will be served following the program.

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

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Programs & Events with the Historical Society of Marshall County