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The Pocahontas County Historical Society Museum, located in the city park on N. 3rd Street in Laurens, Iowa, opened its doors to the public in 1977. We are housed in the former Carnegie Library building which is on the National Registry of Historic Places. At the turn of the century, Andrew Carnegie, a wealthy industrialist, helped to fund libraries in communities throughout the country. Laurens was the smallest town to receive such a grant.
The Pocahontas County Historical Society works with local communities, residents, libraries, schools, businesses and other non-profits as a source of historical resources related to the area. We provide many types of learning opportunities for people of all ages.