Peg Barn
  • Main Museum
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  • front
  • Machine Shed
  • Peg Barn

  • Old Time Jail and Outhouse
  • One Room Schoolhouse
  • Burlington Northern Caboose
  • Glenwood Lake Park
    The museum is located inside the park. After visiting, be sure to stay and picnic, bike, fish, or stroll around the lake!

Welcome to the Mills County Historical Museum

Peg Barn, Jail and Outhouse

n 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.


Featured Exhibit

For a short time, there will be a temporary display showcasing a collection of authentic Civil War artifacts in the first level of the museum.

Area Links

Indian Creek Historical Society& Museum
59256 380th Street
Emerson, Iowa 51533
(712) 824-7730
Mineola Historical SocietyPO Box 174
Mineola, Iowa 51554
(712) 527-0353

Malvern Historical SocietyLinda Marshall

Pacific Junction Historical Society& Museum
Pacific Junction, Iowa 51561
(402) 203-1232 Gary Williams (712)527-9519 Pat Holmes

Tabor Historical Society& Museum
PO Box 584
Tabor, Iowa
(712) 629-3164