Iowa County Historical Society

The Iowa County Historical Society is organized and operated for educational purposes. It is our intent to create and develop an active interest in historical events, articles, and sites within the county and state as well as find, collect, preserve, and exhibit materials pertinent to Iowa County history.

Programs and events are held during the summer months. Programs are advertised in the membership newsletter, newspaper articles and on the Iowa County, Iowa Facebook site.

Pioneer Heritage Museum Grounds

The Iowa County Historical Society maintains and operates the Pioneer Heritage Museum. The Museum is open to visitors and operates on a donation basis. Tours for groups can be arranged by phone or by sending an e-mail. The site in Marengo, Iowa includes the following exhibits and historical services:

Gritter Creek Country School



Anyone with an interest in historical preservation or research may become a member and enjoy the benefits of ICHS membership. The membership year runs from May 1 through April 30 with members receiving four newsletters per year as well as an annual program book. All members are welcome to the regular monthly board meetings as well as to the general meetings of the society held quarterly. Members are always welcome to offer articles for inclusion in the newsletter.

The Iowa County Historical society maintains and improves the Museum and grounds on the generous donations of the community. They may be sent to the address listed below for memberships.

To become a member of ICHS, click "ICHS Membership Application" below and print; complete and send the application along with your payment to:  Iowa County Historical Society, P.O. Box 288, Marengo, IA  52301
Print ICHS Membership Application


Pioneer Heritage Museum
PO Box 288
675 East South St.
Marengo, IA 52301
(319) 642-7018

Directions: Take Eastern Ave. from Highway 6. Turn right on South Street at the Heritage Museum sign.
Hours: Thursday – Friday 12pm to 4pm, starting June 1st or by appointment on other days.
Phone: (319) 642-7018 (Museum)
Email: Iowa County Historical Society

Facebook: Iowa County, Iowa Historical Society