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Dysart Historical Society

Preserving Our Unique Story

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Dysart Historical Society at a Glance

A Bit of Background

The Dysart Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the community’s historical treasures through educational enrichment for all ages. The Dysart Historical Center features a complex of four buildings: a historical museum, a one-room rural school, an agricultural museum, and an interpretive center. Experience the displays, narratives, and programs designed to share the inspiring stories of Iowa’s rich agricultural heritage and culture. Iowa Agriculture, A “Growing” Experience.

COVID-19 Update:

The Dysart Historical Center is open for the season. Tours & visits are by appointment from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. daily or in the evenings. Appointments may be made by calling (319) 476-7345, 476-5715, or 476-3549. Masks and hand sanitizer are available and the buildings are being sanitized between visits of families and individual groups. Social distancing is also recommended. Three of the four buildings are climate controlled, and the fourth building, the Machine Shed Museum, is well ventilated. All buildings are in compliance with accessibility guidelines and a new stair chair lift has been installed in the Historical Museum. There is no admission fee but donations are always appreciated.

May-Sept, by appointment.

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Upcoming Events

  • Jul 12, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Dysart, 612 Crisman St, Dysart, IA 52224, USA
    Head out "West on the Orphan Train" during the Dysart Historical Society's Country School Days. Children entering 4th, 5th, & 6th grade are invited to participate. Call 319-476-5715 for more information.
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The Dysart Historical Center is a proud partner site in the Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area. Silos & Smokestacks spans 37-counties in Northeast Iowa and is dedicated to preserving the agricultural heritage of our area. The Center works to further the organization's mission by telling the following stories: Farm to Factory, Farmers and Families, Higher Yields, Organizing for Agriculture, The Change Farm, The Fertile Land

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Contact the Dysart Historical Society

612 Crisman St, Dysart, IA 52224, USA

(319) 476-7345

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