Benton County Historical Society


The Benton County Historical Society is an all-volunteer organization
founded in 1970 to kindle interest in and promote preservation of local history.

Monthly meetings, open to the public, are held on the fourth Monday of each month starting at 6:30 p.m. The society has a committee for each of the properties and other committees are: education, collections, and genealogy/research. All of the committees are eager to welcome new members into active participation. Members of the society receive a quarterly newsletter informing them of activities and opportunities for involvement. Membership dues are $20.00 per person per year. Please mail to BCHS, c/o Treasurer, PO Box 22, Vinton, Iowa 52349.

The three properties (see map) owned and maintained by the BCHS are
The Horridge House,  The Ray House, and  The Depot and Rail Museum.

Tours are available by appointment only.
Please email bentoncohistorical@gmail.com to schedule a tour.

The Horrige House, which contains the history and genealogy records of the Benton County Historical Society, is open for research. Martha Long will be available at the Horridge House on Saturdays from 8:30-12:30 and other times by prior arrangement. Her email is Jimartlong@gmail.com or phone 319-472-4465.

The Vinton Depot will be open June 4-Sept. 24 on Thursdays from 5:00-7:00 which coincides with Vinton's Farmers Market. Contact Phil Borleske to visit the Depot at other times at 319-472-3918.

The Pioneer Recollections  book is for sale by the society for $18.00, which includes postage and the separate index.

Vinton newspapers have been digitized from 1855-1983 due to BCHS and Vinton Public Library collaboration.
Click here to visit that resource.

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