Welcome to the

Mills County Historical Museum

Peg Barn, Jail and Outhouse

In 1988 the old barn was donated, torn down, and reassembled on the museum grounds. It has three floors and contains old farm equipment, mostly horse drawn. One of the main attractions in the barn is a hand carved, life sized mule with harness on it. This was carved by one of our former board members, Les Hunt.

In 1989, the town of Henderson, Iowa, abandoned their jail and was going to bulldoze it in. The people of the town tore it apart brick by brick. It was rebuilt on the museum complex site in 1989.

In 1994 the museum was given an outhouse to go with the country school.