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The Allamakee County Historical Society’s mission is to work together with citizens, county-wide, to promote the continued study of Allamakee County’s history through the collection and preservation of buildings, objects, photographs and written materials from our county’s past and to interpret history for the Northeast Iowa community and beyond.


The Museum is housed in the original Allamakee Courthouse built in 1861. The exterior of the Museum is built of native limestone and brick. The interior of this two-story building is built of white pine. Within the Museum, one will discover rooms furnished to reflect the 19th and early 20th century, displays of farm tools, military items, medical room, and the court room-complete with the judge’s bench, chair and gavel. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There is a $2.00 charge which is admission to both the Museum and Genealogy Center.


You are welcome to contact the Museum to do research for you. When contacting us, please share as much information as possible about who you are searching for. Information such as their name, date of birth or death, occupation, land ownership, residence, etc. are helpful. The museum offers photo, slide, and negative scanning.  There is a $2.00 charge (plus .50/page plus donation) which is admission to both the Museum and Genealogy Center.  You may contact us throughout the year by leaving a message or e-mail.


We are having our opening dedication on May 28, 2022
at 10:00 a.m.
This is a must see museum.
Most impressive is a wall honoring our fallen Veterans, a World War II bunker complete with a machine gun also a huge display of the Viet Nam War. I cannot tell all come and see.  The exhibits are changing everyday as donations are coming in.
We have been working on the interior for many months. First we had to completely gut the inside, removed the windows, and doors. The floor was refinished, it is a beautiful maple.
It has been insulated new stud walls, all new electrical,with track lighting, new heating and air conditioning added, the drop ceiling was removed before we could start bulilding exhibits.
A new handicap accessible bathroom was added next to our program room where we have  a different program open free to the public every month. We we added a nice handicap accessible ramp.

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