Tama County Historical Museum – Toledo, Iowa

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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)

Phone –641-484-6767


  1. Tim Jenkins says:

    I have an oil pastel protrait of Pushetonequa (Pacitoniga) that has been if my family for all of my life (70+) I sent a phot of the protrait to Mr. Adrian Pushetonequa at the Saulk Fox Offices. He confirmed that it is his Great Grandfather. He told me it is likely a copy of an oil painting in a Toledo Museum. I wonder it if is your museum? My protrait is 11″ by 23″. I can forward via email a photo for your observation. Tim Jenkins ctaneaj@pacbell.net (619)460-1392

  2. tim Jenkins says:

    I did not get a response from my previous email

  3. Tim i dont think they get on this site i was just in there and there is 4 older ladies that run it … you may wanna give them a call and talk to one of them

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