Brazelton House – Mt. Pleasant, Iowa

Brazelton House - Mt. Pleasant, Iowa Sitting on the corner of Saunders and Main St. in the town of Mt. Pleasant is this outstanding Italianate home built in 1858 by William Brazelton, a banker and developer in the community.  The home has double brick … [Read more...]

Iowa Wesleyan College – Mount Pleasant, Iowa

Iowa Wesleyan College - Mount Pleasant, Iowa Located in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa - Iowa Wesleyan College, founded in 1842, is the oldest, church-related, degree granting institution west of the Mississippi. Many of its early buildings exhibit various styles of … [Read more...]

P.E.O. – Founding site for the international women’s organization

In Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Iowa Wesleyan College is the site where P.E.O., an international philanthropic organization for women was founded. This group has over 225,000 members. Two rooms have been set aside in the Old Main building on the campus of Iowa … [Read more...]

Oakland Mills Nature Center – Mt. Pleasant, Iowa Area

Oakland Mills sign

The Oakland Mills Nature Center outside of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa offers classes on nature, a display of the plants, animals and bugs of the area. They also have some cabins at the park for guests, There are two cabins which are heated, cooled and have a … [Read more...]

Midwest Old Threshers Reunion – Mt. Pleasant, Iowa

Description – The annual Midwest Old Threshers Reunion, held the five days ending Labor Day each year, provides opportunities for visitors to experience the rich agricultural heritage of the Midwest through interpretive historical exhibits, many … [Read more...]

Midwest Old Threshers Heritage Museum – Mt. Pleasant, Iowa

 Midwest Old Threshers Heritage Museum - Mt. Pleasant, Iowa Description – The museum displays early farm machinery and equipment, including a large collection of Corliss stationary steam engines, steam traction engines and steam-powered … [Read more...]

Midwest Central Railroad And Midwest Electric Railway – Mt. Pleasant, Iowa

 Midwest Central Railroad And Midwest Electric Railway - Mt. Pleasant, Iowa Comprised of two groups of volunteers interested in the restoration and operation of the steam engine the collection of engines at Midwest Old Threshers (located in Mount … [Read more...]

Van Allen House Heritage Museum – Mt. Pleasant, Iowa

Description – This is the birthplace and early home of Dr. James A. Van Allen, physicist noted for his role in United States space explorations, including the discovery of the Van Allen radiation belts. This Italianate home was built by his … [Read more...]

Museum Of Repertoire Americana – Theater Museum-Mount (Mt.) Pleasant, Iowa

Description – In a building at the north end of the campground section of the Midwest Old Threshers complex in Mount (Mt.) Pleasant, Iowa, is located the Museum of Repertoire Americana(Theatre Museum). Visitors will find a unique collection of … [Read more...]

Midwest Central Railroad – Mt. Pleasant, Iowa

Description – At Midwest Old Threshers, and the Midwest Central Railroad are comprised of volunteer groups. These two groups have preserved and operate two historic types of transportation. The Midwest Central Railroad has over 8 pieces of narrow … [Read more...]