In the latter part of the 19th century, just east of Corning a French communal colony called Icaria was established. This colony appears to have existed from 1852-1898. The museum was established in Corning to house Icarian artifacts and memorabilia and to serve as a place where French ancestors and other colonial histories could be researched. It also has Adams County historical records. The French culture of this period is celebrated with a festival the first Saturday of June each year.
Admission – None
Phone – (515) 322-5229 (Adams County Tourism and Historic Preservation Network)