Historical And Coal Mining Museum – Centerville, Iowa
In Centerville, Iowa The Historical and Coal Mining Museum, located in a 1903 post office building, houses a collection beginning with the settlement period of 1843. Many exhibits depict a pioneer farm and village as well as a historic post office display.
Artifacts from the Mormon Trail of 1846 are on display, and maps and detailed information about the trail are available. The research library contains all available histories, plat books and directories of Appanoose County. Coal mine replica on the lower level shows mining tools and equipment.
Location: 100 West Maple (Hwy 2)
Hours: Monday – Friday 1:00 to 5:00, and between Memorial Day and Homecoming (mid October) it is also open on Saturdays from 10 to 2:00