Benton County Historical Society

The Benton County Historical Society is an all-volunteer organization
founded in 1971 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 to schedule a tour.

The Horrige House, which contains the history and genealogy records of the Benton County Historical Society, will be open Wednesdays between 1:00-4:00 pm with Rose Rose and Ilene Kreider helping with genealogy. Call or text Rose at 319-560-9324 for other dates.

The Vinton Depot will be open June 6-Sept. 26 on Thursdays from 5:00-7:00 which coincides with Vinton's Farmers Market. Also the Depot will be open on the first and third Saturdays in June, July, August and September with the model trains being demonstrated. To visit the Depot at other times, contact Phil Borleske at 319-472-3918 or 319-444-0634 (cell) or Ken Huelman at 319-472-2291.

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 1855-2017 due to BCHS and Vinton Public Library collaboration.
Click here to visit that resource.

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