Plymouth County Historical Museum – Le Mars, Iowa

Plymouth County Historical MuseumPlymouth County Historical Museum – Le Mars, Iowa 

Visit Le Mars,Iowa and see this complex visitors can look at examples of a Civil War-era log cabin, schoolroom, barber and beauty shops, 1930s café, and blacksmith shop. Here one can learn about Plymouth County’s connection with immigration from Great Britain. One collection is devoted to antique musical instruments; another has machinery. 

The museum has an excellent collection of old newspapers. It is the repository for memorabilia connected with Westmar College – a seat of learning that no longer exists.

Admission – None

Directions – in the southwest part of Le Mars, Iowa 51031

Hours – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Tuesday — Sunday

Phone – (712) 546-7002  


  1. Bud Withrow says:

    I wish to volunteer time to the museum. I am 76 years old, My past includes 14 years on submarines, both conventional and nuclear, 12 years as a engeneer with Westinghouse Marine operations. Including 2 years as senior engineer on the DSV1 Bathyscaph Trieste Had a partnership in an after market automotive warehouse in Calif. for 5 years, followed by purchasing and running a Resort Motel “Lazy T” In Estes Park, CO. 43 rooms, 37 seat restaurant, separate 200+ seat banquet room, and a corner 7 pump gas station. Sold and moved to Le Mars Joined Moormans and in two years became a manager in feed sales. I Then attended a California school on Home Inspection. I opened and operated “HIS Home Inspection Service” eventually conducting 5,000 Inspections in the tri state area. I have retired. Being restless I have a recertly attained Asheford Institute of Antiques certification as both Antique dealer and appraiser. I can not write or spend a lot of time on my feet. But with my background I should be of some value.

  2. I have forwarded your email to the museum so you should hear from them soon.
    You have had an amazing life, so glad you are willing to share the experiences with others.

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