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Whether it’s daily life in an 19th century mill town, the history of the 4-H Club or a closer look at the lives of the county’s founding fathers, the permanent collection along with periodic themed exhibitions of artifacts and information provide visitors with a deeper understanding and a hands on experience of Howard County history.

The museum also hosts various daytime lectures. Private party and wedding rentals are available.

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Special Exhibit

A River Runs Through It

The exhibit, which was in development prior to the Flood on July 30th 2016, illustrates the numerous flood events that have plagued the small historic town since its founding, focusing more specifically on the Floods of 1868, 1952, 1975 and 2016. This exhibit features images and artifacts from the Howard County Historical Society’s collection as well as items donated by businesses affected by the 2016 flood.

Lunch Date with History

Learn about local history during lunch on the first Friday of each month!  Guests are welcome to bring their own lunch – drinks and treats will be provided. Advance tickets are $5 for non-members and free for HCHS Members. Doors open at 11:30am and lecture runs noon-1pm followed by an optional tour of the museum 1-1:30pm.
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