Discover Iowa's rich history through engaging programs, exhibits and other resources. The State Historical Society of Iowa provides access to historic objects, books and records that tell the story of Iowa’s history.
The collections of the State Historical Society of Iowa include 209 million documents, photographs, newspapers, publications, objects and more that tell the story of Iowa's history. Browse the various collections, including digitized publications The Annals of Iowa and The Goldfinch.
Plan a visit to the State Historical Museum of Iowa and learn about Iowa history through objects on display in the exhibit galleries. Revisit some of the museum's past exhibits and projects in the following guides:
Iowa Culture Website and Mobile App
Iowa Culture is a fun and interactive way to discover historic destinations in Iowa. Explore places by category and location, browse featured tours and save favorites to plan your visit to see the sites in person. You'll find cemeteries, historic ballrooms, historic barns and farmsteads, historic bridges, historic districts, historic hotels, historic markers, historic schools, historic theaters, museums, National Historic Landmarks, sites on the National Register of Historic Places, monuments and memorials, underground railroad sites and much more.