Plan Your Visit

Free Admission

We want all of our visitors to have a memorable experience exploring the wonders at our museum. Book your spot by calling ahead to make an appointment and prepare to enjoy the Pocahontas County Historical Society Museum.

Call

Connie: 712-841-2222

Dorothy: 712-845-4496

Or Email

pc.historical.museum@gmail.com

Please be aware there are stairs leading up to the front door as well as inside.

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Visit us in Laurens, Iowa

We are located in Laurens, Iowa next to the Public Library and Swimming Pool. We have parking in front of the museum. Our building is NOT ADA Accessible. 

271 N 3rd St.

Laurens, IA 50554

 

Tours When Visiting

Explore highlights of our collection through a variety of tours with our knowledgeable volunteers. Experience 3-D photos through our stereoscopic viewer, crank an old corn sheller, weave a few rows of a mini-rag rug. You don't have to be a kid to  enjoy the opportunities to explore items in our collection. Tours are free so schedule one today!

 
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SELF-GUIDED TOUR

Connect with history as you explore our collections on your own. You'll learn the story of Pocahontas County from virgin prairie to established farmsteads and from small settlements to growing towns. You'll get to see and touch and even try your hand on some items. Keep your cell phone handy so you can access videos and information through QR codes.

GUIDED TOURS

We are happy to give you a guided tour of the museum.


Call or Email ahead for a tour.

SCAVENGER HUNTS

For some extra fun go on a scavenger hunt at the museum. Younger students can find items to match photos. They've got to be careful because there's a decoy. Older students and county history buffs can learn some cool county history while searching for items. We even have a scavenger hunt for fabrics. Ask at the desk.