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Shelby County Historical Museum

1805 Morse Aveune, Harlan, IA 51537-2042
+1 712-755-2437
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My family loves this place!

Of course, going to Log Cabin Days in the summer is always fantastic. They bring in historical... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Smiling_Varangian
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Harlan, Iowa
Great place to visit!

The museum has an extensive genealogy library with information about cemeteries, obituaries, and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
teacherlady2018
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Kirkman, Iowa
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The Shelby County Historical Museum houses thousands of artifacts that illustrate Shelby County's history and the many people who have shaped it. Visitors can explore our 4-building complex includes two original log cabins dating to 1856 and 1857. Our collection also includes various artifacts ranging from objects relating to Native American history to the inaugural gown of Iowa's First Lady Agnes Kraschel.
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4 weeks ago
“My family loves this place!”
4 weeks ago
“Great place to visit!”
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1805 Morse Aveune, Harlan, IA 51537-2042
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+1 712-755-2437
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of course, going to Log Cabin Days in the summer is always fantastic. They bring in historical re-enactors who REALLY know their stuff, so it's exciting for my nieces to get their questions answered by a knowledgeable person. 2018 had a multi-media presentation which was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has an extensive genealogy library with information about cemeteries, obituaries, and land ownership in Shelby County dating back to the 1800’s. Worth checking into if you have family who lived in the area!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great fun for all ages! Hatches! Reenactors! Food! Music. Good stuff!! Great place for history! Thanks

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I visited this museum for Log Cabin Day this year and we had a great time. He loved the tomahawk throwing challenge and got the winner's sticker after more than a few tries but still had fun. I was very interested in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I visited the museum a few weeks ago and we loved it! The main building has two levels with old cars, a military display, and many items from the pioneer days. My daughter loved the dollhouse and my son and my husband...More

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