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Shelby County Historical Museum

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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 July 20, 2018
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 July 18, 2018
teacherlady2018
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Kirkman, Iowa
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Jul 20, 2018
“My family loves this place!”
Jul 18, 2018
“Great place to visit!”
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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...more
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1805 Morse Aveune, Harlan, IA 51537-2042
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018 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!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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