Tama County Historical Museum – Toledo, Iowa
The county museum is located in a former jail, built in 1870 and used until 1970. Displayed inside are Native American and pioneer artifacts, such as tools, utensils, toys, musical instruments, furniture, clothing, military uniforms. Included in the Native American display are unique examples of clothing, bead work, and paintings that relate to the local Meskwaki tribe. The rugged terrain and forested hills lured Czech immigrants to this area and one of their log cabins has been moved and re-erected near the jail.
There are some Indian portraits at this museum- along with other native American items.
The genealogical collection is quite extensive. Group tours are available by prior arrangements.
Admission – None
Directions – go 2 blocks east of U. S. Highway 63 on either Washington Street or State Street to Broadway
Hours – 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday (or by appointment)