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Welcome to the Oelwein Area Historical Society web site.

We are proud to present information about the City of Oelwein, Iowa and the surrounding area. We have a brief History of Oelwein, information about our Museum, some historic Sights Around Town, several pages of Publications such as newspaper and magazine excerpts — including a booklet we published, Links to other Iowa Historical web sites, and a Contact Us page.

The Oelwein Area Historical Society general meetings are held at 7:00 PM on the last Tuesday of every month in the Museum. Each month there is a presentation on some aspect of the history of Oelwein or the surrounding area. The general meetings are open to the public. Please Contact Us for more information.

NEXT GENERAL MEETING:
The next general meeting of the Oelwein Area Historical Society will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at 7:00 PM, at the Museum.

Membership fees for the Oelwein Area Historical Society are as follows:

Individual -  $10.00 per calendar year.
Family -  $25.00 per calendar year.
Lifetime -  $100.00 One time fee.

Please Contact Us for more information.

New Items

Oelwein Heritage Days
August 19 & 20, 2006

This site is currently being redesigned and updated. Click here for a Sneak Preview.

Last Update:  
Tuesday, 30-May-2006 21:55:50 MDT
 
 

We hope you enjoy your visit to our web site and hope you can visit our Museum this summer.

The Oelwein Area Historical Society Museum is located at
     900 2nd Avenue SE
     Oelwein, Iowa

For hours of operation and other information, please see the Museum page. See Map for location.

   
 
Own Your Own Only One Oelwein Cotton Coverlet!
     
 
© Copyright 2002 by Mill Street Design.
Designed exclusively for the Oelwein Area Historical Society

Images of the beautiful buildings and historical landmarks of Oelwein are woven into our custom designed coverlets.* Click here to view larger image of throw.

The Oelwein Area Historical Society is now selling cotton coverlets. Please help the Oelwein Area Historical Society and Museum by purchasing a lasting memory of Oelwein. The proceeds from these coverlets will go toward building a new addition and other improvements for the Museum.

Throw Uses

The coverlets measure 68" X 48" plus a fringe and are available in three colors - Cranberry Red, Hunter Green and Williamsburg Blue.

Act now to reserve your cotton coverlet at $40.00 each, plus S&H if applicable. Order Form.

The coverlets are available from any Oelwein Area Historical Society member or by mail. The coverlets will be delivered in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, please call 319-283-4203. Click here for a printable mail-in order form.

  * "We call them coverlets. You might call them throws, blankets, lap rugs or afghans." — Mill Street Design.
   
 
 
— Saturday & Sunday, August 19 & 20, 2006 —
Oelwein, Iowa, U.S.A.
 

The Oelwein Area Historical Society, Hub City Heritage, Inc., and The Oelwein Area Genealogical Society are planning a weekend of fun and celebration to remember the rich heritage of Oelwein.

 
Contact us by email at
oelwein_area_historical_society@earthlink.net
or    
williamandshirley@mchsi.com (Hub City Heritage) or Oelwein_Area_Genealogical_Society@hotmail.com
 
Click here for details!
 
 
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