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Shelby County Historical Museum

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Smiling_Varangian wrote a review Jul 2018
Harlan, Iowa26 contributions2 helpful votes
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 very engaging. There was a lot of good food, a place to throw AXES (my wife and kids ALL stuck their axes), a blacksmith demonstration area, old style broom maker, live music, etc. It was warm outside, but it was nice to go inside to get some AC and take in the tour and the displays. We go to LC Day every year, and I like that the Museum is always changing things up. My family is from this area, so I have also consulted the Museum staff on a few occasions to help me with genealogy research. Great times, great people. I highly recommend putting LC Days on your family's calendar!
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Date of experience: June 2018
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teacherlady2018 wrote a review Jul 2018
Kirkman, Iowa4 contributions
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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Date of experience: July 2018
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medc98 wrote a review Jul 2018
Harlan, Iowa6 contributions
Great fun for all ages! Hatches! Reenactors! Food! Music. Good stuff!! Great place for history! Thanks
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Wide_EyedTraveler202 wrote a review Jul 2018
Harlan, Iowa13 contributions5 helpful votes
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 the log cabins that were at the museum, both of which are original to the area. I was disappointed that we weren't able to see the upstairs of the log cabins, as the upstairs was no longer stable. Other than that, we had a great time. There was a variety of food available from vendors in the area, including pizza, kettle corn, BBQ, and funnel cakes. I am hoping to visit again next year!
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Date of experience: June 2018
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omahamom2007 wrote a review Jul 2018
Omaha, Nebraska1 contribution
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 loved the military exhibit! We also visited the building across the street, which held antique farm equipment, a Native American display, and many other items! While the Native American display was cool, I wish there had been more items on display because it seemed kind of lacking. The two log cabins, which were built in the 1850s, were my favorite part of our visit! There was a wasp flying around the outside of one of the cabins that kept my daughter from going inside. The staff at the museum was super nice and was happy to answer any questions we had. My family and I highly recommend visiting the Shelby County Historical Museum!
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Date of experience: June 2018
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