Cedar County Historical Society & Museum

 1094 Hwy 38 * Tipton, IA * 52772



10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


10:00 AM to 2:00PM


Free admission for all ages, donations welcome and appreciated.

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The Cedar County Historical Society is here to serve you. Are you looking for genealogical information, interested in local history, or want to see a huge collection of Cedar County artifacts?  We've got it all, so stop in to the museum and visit!  


The Tombstone Trial The Iowa Connection

Come watch Judge Spicer (formally of Tipton before moving out west) oversee the trial of the Earps (Pella, IA)  after the shoot out at the OK Corral that killed the McLaurys (Bell Plain, IA).  This witty play takes important parts of the lengthy trial and tells the whole story in one hour. Refreshments will be served during intermission.  Free Admission.

CCHS Annual Geller Preserve Walk

When:  Sunday May 6 and Saturday May 12

               at  1:30

Where:  Geller Preserve

                 Snaggy Ridge Rd & 265th Street

                 Tipton Iowa

                 Click here for map and directions

Who:       Anyone wanting to enjoy a spring walk with plenty of native flowers and plants led by our local native plant expert Bill Muhs.

What:      Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing appropriate for walking through native grasses, trees and varying terrain.  Bug spray, ball cap or hat, and a bottle of water to carry are things that some like to have on this walk that can last up to 2 hours. And of course your camera to take lots of pictures.

Membership Renewal

It is time to renew your membership for 2018.  Memberships are active for a calendar year (January 1 - December 31).   To keep you membership active and to continue to receive your newsletters and the 2018 Annual Review please pay your dues by 01/01/2018. Dues are $22 or if you would like us to mail you your review $25.  Please make checks payable to CCHS and mail to PO Box 254, Tipton, IA 52772 or pay with PayPal by clicking on the button below. We can also swipe most major credit and debit cards when  you renew your membership in person at the Museum.

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The South Bethel Church is Available to Rent!