Jones County Historical Society

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Edinburgh Historic Village and Museum, Jones County, Iowa

Mission Statement

The Jones County Historical Society mission is for heritage preservation focusing on the unique history of Jones County, Iowa; heritage education being a leader in the preservation of local history; and heritage tourism collaborating and working together with other historical and cultural organizations.

Vision Statement

The Jones County Historical Society will be an educational resource, a leader in the preservation of local history, and an integral part of the community collaborating with other historical organizations in the area working together for mutual assistance and for the benefit of local history.

JONES COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Jones County Historical Society was organized in the early 1970s. All items on display have been donated and volunteers maintain the grounds, buildings and displays. The Edinburgh Historical Village and Museum is located about 2 miles east of Amber, just off E23, 1/4 mile on Edinburgh Road. From Anamosa, proceed north on Hwy 151 to E23. Turn right on E23 and proceed through Amber about 2 miles to Edinburgh Road (by Edinburgh Manor). Edinburgh Village is behind the Jones County Maintenance Garage.

The grounds of the Edinburgh Historic Village and Museum is available for family reunions, alumni gatherings, weddings, organizational meetings, and group tours.

There is no entrance fee for the Edinburgh Historic Village and Museum , however, donations are appreciated.

HOURS
May-September: Sunday, 1 pm to 4 pm or By Appointment

ADDRESS
13838 Edinburgh Road, Scotch Grove, IA 52310

CONTACTS
Daryl Wherry , 563-485-2912
Byron Freese, 563-487-3651

MEMBERSHIP
$5.00 Individual per year
$10.00 Family per year

Jones County Historical Society Addition

Edinburgh Ghost Town Guestbook

This website will offer additional photos and information. Please sign our Guestbook. Check back often.


COMING EVENTS - EDINBURGH HISTORIC VILLAGE AND MUSEUM

The grounds of the Edinburgh Historic Village and Museum is available for family reunions, alumni gatherings, weddings, organizational meetings, and group tours.
There is no fee, however, donations are appreciated.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Hosting Museum on Sunday Afternoons, May - September

Volunteers who are new can team up with someone else to get acquainted with the procedure. To volunteer or receive more information, please contact Daryl Wherry , 563-485-2912 or Byron Freese, 563-487-3651.

Maintenance Projects

Various ongoing projects. For more information and/or to volunteer, please contact Daryl Wherry , 563-485-2912 or Byron Freese, 563-487-3651.

January 2008: The Alliant Energy Foundation awarded a grant to The Jones County Historical Society for the Historical Document and Photograph Preservation Project.

April 2007: The Jones County Non-Endowed Fund of The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation awarded a grant to The Jones County Historical Society for the Preservation and Display of Museum Artifacts Project.

WEBSITES OF INTEREST


For more information, contact: Jones County Historical Society, Main Museum, 563-487-3711 (only during open hours).

You are the visitor since July 10, 2006. Thanks for stopping by!


Updated by Sharon Hanken, Web Master
April 2014


ARTICLES

"G. Moenk Returns from Germany" The Monticello Express, November 30, 1922, transcribed by Sharon Oltmanns

"The Banks of Jones County" from “The Atlas & Plat Book of Jones County, Iowa”, published by the Jones County Times - copyright 1921

"Manufacturing Enterprises of the County" from “The Atlas & Plat Book of Jones County, Iowa”, published by the Jones County Times - copyright 1921

"The Scotch Grove Trail" from “The Palimpsest”, that was published monthly at Iowa City by The State Historical Society of Iowa, published November 1923

"Edinburg - The County Seat" from History of Jones County Vol. 1, published in 1910

"Some Early Commissioner's Records" from History of Jones County Vol. 1, published in 1910

"The First Postoffice" from History of Jones County Vol. 1, published in 1910

"Only tiny cemetery marks former town" from Monticello Express, July 10, 1965

"First settlement was forerunner to Monticello" from Monticello Express, July 10, 1965

"Long forgotten village" and "Once site of grist mill" from Monticello Express, July 10, 1965

"Black Hawk battle fact or fiction" and "College at Olin was short-lived" from Monticello Express, July 10, 1965

"Opera Houses of Jones County" from Opera Houses of Iowa by George D. Glenn and Richard L. Poole

"Poor effort at comedy" from Cedar Rapids Tribune, May 23, 1930

"Earthquake History" and "Severe Windstorm of 1898" from History of Jones County Vol. 1, published in 1910


ANNOUNCEMENTS

March 2013: The Jones County Fund of The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation awarded a grant to The Jones County Historical Society for the Edinburgh Restoration Project.

April 2011: The Jones County Fund of The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation awarded a grant to The Jones County Historical Society for the Edinburgh Restoration Project.

April 2010: The Alliant Energy Foundation awarded a grant to The Jones County Historical Society for the Walking Tour Project.

April 2009: The Jones County Fund of The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation awarded a grant to The Jones County Historical Society for the Edinburgh Historic Village and Museum Complex Improvement Project.

January 2008: The Nellie Stege Trust awarded a grant to The Jones County Historical Society for the Edinburgh Historic Village and Museum Improvement Project.