Greene County Historical Museum – Jefferson, Iowa

green_county.jpg Greene County Historical Museum – Jefferson, Iowa

The Jefferson, Iowa Museum houses a number of different collections. Visitors can look at displays concerning early county history, Native American artifacts, Civil War memorabilia, early transportation mementos, and World War II model airplanes. 

Also shown are examples of early American period rooms, country store, barber shop, doctor and dentists offices, and bank. The museum’s collection of early farm machinery is housed at the county fairgrounds. That part of the museum is open by appointment only and during the county fair time.

Admission – None

Directions – turn off U. S. Highway 30 and go to the town square

Hours – 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Wednesday – Saturday, April – December, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Sunday

Phone – (515) 386-8544 


  1. Jerry Ocker (JHS-1955) says:

    We ask that you check out this site to see about the real estate auction of Dollyville in Scranton on September 25, and please post the information at the museum if appropriate.

    This was Grace Ranniger’s Dollyville, which she called “The Best Little Dollhouse in Iowa” on a big sign out front. She started collecting dolls years ago in Ventura, CA, and then moved her collection to Jefferson in 1992. Seeking a larger home, she moved again to the Marchant/Henderson House in Scranton in 1994. She lived in the home along with all her 3000+ dolls. It was open for visitors by appointment and tour busses brought many to the house. She was my mother and she passed away in February at 92. We are going to sell the whole “doll museum” at auction if possible.

    Jerry Ocker – Son

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