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called Cedar County Historical Society.
Beginning in April 2011 the Cedar County Historical Society Museum will be celebrating the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War. The war began in 1861 and ended in 1865 one hundred and fifty years ago. For the Sesquicentennial celebration, which will last from 2011 to 2015, the Historical Society will be hosting different events and exhibits. Cedar County men and women answered the call to preserve the union. Many were hardly more than children. Iowa furnished 76,242 troops; 13,001 did not come home. Sixty-five percent of the dead died of disease.
We are looking for information about the participation of Cedar County in the war. We are accepting on loan any civil war memorabilia: records, letters, diaries, artifacts, pictures, etc. These items would be viewed by the public and credit would be given to owner in the exhibits. All items would be returned after the exhibits or upon request of the owner. We can also make copies of documents or pictures when you bring them. Please come into the museum, 1094 Highway 38 North of Tipton, call us at 563-886-2899, or email us at email@example.com if you would like to be a part of our Civil War Sesquicentennial Celebration.
The Cedar County Historical Society is here to serve you...are you looking for geneological information, interested in local history, or want to see a huge collection of Native American artifacts? We've got it all, so stop in to the museum and visit a while! The museum is open Tuesday & Thursday 10 AM - 4 PM, and Saturday from 10 AM - 2 PM.
The Society was founded in 1958 to celebrate and preserve our history. Currently we have about 350 members from all corners of the United States, and some very exciting new developments!
The Bedbug schoolhouse, Blacksmith Shop, and South Bethel Church have been moved to the museum grounds. These three buildings join the 1842 Fraseur cabin that is already on the grounds. Our "Prairie Village" is taking shape!
South BethelBlacksmith Shop
BedBug School1842 Fraseur Cabin
Donations to the Society are always welcome!