Mills County Historical Museum

Experience Local History

Welcome to the Mills County Historical Museum

Museum Hours of Operation

Thursday & Friday: 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM–4:00 PM

About Us

Journey through 150 years of history when you visit the Mills County Historical Museum in Glenwood, IA. The museum showcases a time when houses, farms, railroads, businesses, and schools were being developed in the area. As you tour the museum, you can see changes in transportation and agriculture along with the progress of family life through home furnishings and clothing displays. You can also discover the histories of multiple communities within the county, including Glenwood, Malvern, Mineola, Pacific Junction, Hastings, Emerson, Henderson, and Silver City.

Wall Sculpture

The museum showcases seven historic buildings from the county that you can explore. The main museum has undergone recent remodeling and features two floors of displays, including the largest showcase of Prehistoric Native American artifacts in the state. The other outbuildings include a reconstructed peg barn, community jail, relocated outhouse, rural one-room schoolhouse, large machinery hall, and Burlington caboose.

Contact us to learn more about our events and exhibits.


20 Lake Drive
Glenwood, IA 51534

Service Area

Southwest Iowa and
Southeast Nebraska