• Events

  • Our facility includes a full sized gym which is available for rent for your special events! Contact us for information!

    Here are some events that are on our schedule.


    Sunday, April 29 Official museum opening
    for the 2018 calendar year from 1:00-4:00. Enjoy a tour and refreshments.
    Children welcome!

    Wednesday, May 2
    The museum hosts our annual Pioneer Days for students in the county as they study Iowa history. A variety of hands on demonstrations give these 5th and 6th grade students a taste of Iowa life from years past.

    It’s always a hit for the students!

    9:30-11:00 6th grade from Manson/Barnum
    1:30-3:00 5th grade from South Central Calhoun

    Sunday, June 10 Summer Festival Day 12:00-4:00
    Delicious grilled sandwiches with all the fixings, drinks and desserts. 

    • Tours are available throughout the day.
    • Games and contests for the kids.
    • Antique tractor show and parade around the city. Bring your favorite to show off and for others to enjoy.
    • Visit the Eagle Scout Project—restoration of the historic “Teacher Cabin” on the front lawn.
    • “Ride the Rails!” The museum’s newest display is a train room, with several working models running through a miniature city landscape.
    • It’s a terrific way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon with your family and it’s all FREE!

    Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, Sept 2  Labor Day Weekend 
    From 9:00-4:00 Saturday and 12:00-4:00 Sunday, the museum hosts their biennial flea market. During the 2 years between these events, the museum receives thousands of donated items, making it one of the finest and largest flea market events in the area. Take your time exploring the tables for the perfect treasures to take home!

    Sunday, September 30
    Al Welsh Dance

    The Museum is open 1:30 to 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday April 29th to end of September. Tours during the week call our Secretary 712-297-7440 or our President 712-297-5081 and we can arrange it.