Odebolt Historical Museum Association

The Odebolt Historical Museum

Odebolt Museum, PO Box 362, Odebolt, IA  51458
HOURS: Open throughout the year by appointment.
CALL to set up a tour or appointment:
(712) 668-2685 Mary Schroeder; 668-4338 Pam Hansen

We invite you to visit the HISTORY INDEX for on-line Odebolt History!   Visit us on FaceBook
 

  Update for the Odebolt Historical Museum Roof Replacement

The museum building is in dire need of a new roof; the Board has received an estimate of $35,000 from Elevate Roofing. The museum board has been busy researching and applying for grants and fundraising for the project.

In order to apply for grants the museum needs to raise matching funds, so the museum is asking for your help by contributing to this worthwhile project. The museum houses a wealth of Odebolt history and is a wonderful asset to those that do family research and to the community.

Please consider making a donation to protect this resource. Donations may be sent to the Odebolt Historical Museum, P.O. Box 362, Odebolt Iowa 51458.

 

 
The museum is located on the corner of 2nd and Maple Streets in Odebolt. 

 

OWN A BIT OF HISTORY!

Historic Photo Note Cards
Historic Christmas Ornaments
"Odebolt Forever" History Book
School Year Books
Old High School Trophies

All available at the Museum.

Help us identify unknown photos! 
Click here!

Visit us on FaceBook

 

Odebolt Museum Obituaries
nearly 4000 obituaries on-line!

View Historic Odebolt newspapers
from the late 1800s to 2004 ON-LINE

Cook Ranch History
Don and Dan Etler's historical presentation about Brookmont Farm (the Cook Ranch) is on-line on YouTube.  Click Here

 

 



NEW! Click here to take a photo tour of the museum.

Officers:
President - Stephanie Fleenor
Vice President Kathy Larson
Treasurer Renae Babcock
Secretary Mary Schroeder
Members: Sheryl Diersen, Kathy Drake, Pam Hansen, Margaret Landgraf, Diane Paulson, Thelma Schroeder, Verna Mae Schwaller
Odebolt History Pages/Blog Editors: Barb Horak, Bonnie Ekse.

Memorial to Historical Museum
Elaine Dannenberg Raasch enthusiastically shared her knowledge of the history of Odebolt during her latter years. She followed the development of the Odebolt Historical Museum and admired its volunteers in their accomplishments in establishing and maintaining the museum. In keeping with her wishes to preserve the heritage and artifacts of the community, her nephew John Brooks Noyd funded the installation and ongoing maintenance of an alarm system to protect and to minimize the loss of the community keepsakes from fire, burglary and vandalism. This was done in admiration of his Aunt Elaine's devotion to the Odebolt community and its history.
 

DONATE! The historical material located on THE ODEBOLT HISTORY PAGES is offered free of charge and compiled by volunteers. If you feel the web site has been of value to you, please consider a monetary donation to help maintain our museum. Thank you!
Donations should be directed to:
   Odebolt Museum
   PO Box 362
   Odebolt, IA 51458

Donate Historical Items Please help preserve the history of our town and its people by contacting the museum to donate historical items, historical books, pamphlets or newspaper articles, family histories, photographs or other items your family does not wish to keep. Monetary donations are always needed and welcomed.
 


The museum building as it appeared in 1910 as " Koehler and Hanson",
which was in the hardware & implement business until about 1920

 

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