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State Historical Society of Iowa

State Historical Society of Iowa

The State Historical Society of Iowa has been a trustee of Iowa’s historical legacy since 1857. With a dual mission of preservation and education, it maintains a museum, two research centers, and seven historic sites. The society preserves and provides access to Iowa’s historical resources through a variety of statewide programs, exhibitions and projects while serving as an advocate for Iowa’s past and connector to the future. If you’re planning a visit, please check this page for more information.

Proud Endorser of History Relevance.

Proud Participant of Blue Star Museums and Educating for American Democracy.

The Iowa Arts Council, Produce Iowa-State Office of Film & Media, and State Historic Preservation Office have moved to the Iowa Economic Development Authority.  Please visit for more information.