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Greene County Iowa
Historical Society


We have recently purchased a newer building to better display the history of Greene County. The packing and moving was done during this past spring and summer and several new displays are in place thanks to the work of many hard-working, diligent volunteers. A fund-raising campaign is currently under way. If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution, make checks payable to Greene County, Iowa, Historical Society Building Fund and mail to Marilynn Hoskinson, 1300 Westwood Drive, Jefferson IA 50129.

219 East Lincolnway
Jefferson, IA 50129
(515)386-8544 - Voice Mail

Historical Society

Organized in 1966, the society has made steady progress in collecting, preserving, restoring, cataloging and displaying hundreds of items pertinent to Greene County's history, starting from the first white settler in 1849. Early in the society's existence, a building was purchased on the north side of the courthouse square in Jefferson. Later, a large metal building was constructed on the Greene County Fairgrounds to house a log cabin, farm machinery and farm related implements. A well preserved one room school house near this site is also maintained by the society.

Meetings are held on the first Friday of the month. Dues are $10.00 for individual or $15.00 for family. Donations and/or Memorial contributions of any size are most welcome. Admission to the museum is free.

Museum Hours:
April through October
Wednesday 1 - 5 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - Noon
Other times by appointment only

Tour groups welcome!

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