In an old historic church and nearby are items that relate to the history of the area. One can find prehistoric artifacts and Native American arrowheads. In the complex is an actual pioneer log cabin with furnishings and an example of an early lodge hall.
The Garnavillo Historical Museum Complex includes a museum containing thousands of early manuscripts dating back to 1750 (including one of two known newspapers reporting the death of George Washington), important old maps and photos, Indian artifacts from 12,000 BC and much more. Across the street in the City Park is an original Log Cabin dismantled and accurately reconstructed, with early furnishings, working stone fireplace and loft with ladder. Another part of the complex is the Early Lodge Hall built in 1860. A card reference file with over 12,950 names and 35,000 historical references is available, and invaluable to those doing genealogy research.
Admission – None
Directions – at the corner of Washington and Centre Streets
Hours – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, May 15 – October !5, and by appointment
Credit Cards – None
Phone – (319) 964-2191