MUSEUM UPDATE: Watch this space -
We are currently renovating the basement and taking inventory of our collection. The Board of Directors is considering whether or not to close the museum and be open by appointment only in the future.
"Our Prairie Town", a short Grinnell history written for the local third grade classes, is available for purchase by the general public!
ALL COPIES HAVE BEEN SOLD! Watch this space for information about additional copies. Starting June 6th, copies became available for $12 at the Drake Community Library and the Pioneer Book Store.
Click HERE to read an article in the Des Moines Register about our book!
Picnic at Plum Grove
, Pack a picnic and enjoy the charms of Plum Grove, presented by the Johnson County Historical Society and Historic Foodies!
1030 Carroll Street, Iowa City, IA
Starts at 1 o'clock last Sunday of each month: June 26th, July 31st, August 28th, September 25th.
Plum Grove tours, garden tours, and historical lawn games available, plus a historical snack provided by Historic Foodies.
Free and open to the public, call 319-351-5738 for questions!
On May 13, 2016 the museum hosted Grinnell-Newburg third graders and their teachers and parents.
The students toured the museum and carriage house, played traditional games, listened to Frank Heath play some old instruments, tried their hands at spinning yarn, and loaded a prairie wagon to be ready for a trip west.
See a virtual tour of the museum here
read stories of Grinnell written by Board Member Dan Kaiser here
Visit us at:
1125 Broad Street, Grinnell, Iowa 50112
June - July: Thursday-Sunday, 2 pm to 4 pm
April-May and August-December: Saturday and Sunday, 2 pm to 4 pm
The Museum is open to the public free of charge, but donations are welcome.
The Museum is not handicapped-accessible.
Tour Groups by Appointment:
Click the "Contact Us" link to request more information.
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