Rock Forest School – Peterson, Iowa

Rock Forest School - Peterson, Iowa is one of the first frame school houses in Clay County in Iowa. It was completely restored and furnished in 1963 by the Peterson Lions Club. This school joins others in the state for the restored one room schools for … [Read more...]

French Museum – Peterson, Iowa

    French Museum - Peterson, Iowa   French Museum - Peterson, Iowa contains the life-long collections of 95 year old Doris French. There are over 200 dolls which she has dressed in the times they were made. This is a beautifully … [Read more...]

Jim’s History Barn – Peterson, Iowa

Jim's History Barn - Peterson, Iowa Visit this vintage barn with an enormous collection of memorabilia from our country's wars and local artifacts. You will have the opportunity to see everything from vintage tools, toys, and clothing to Indian … [Read more...]

J. A. Kirchner House – Peterson, Iowa

J. A. Kirchner House - Peterson, Iowa This Italiante-style, two-story home was built in 1875 in Peterson, Iowa. Visitors will notice as they tour the house walnut woodwork, a winding stairway, and beautifully restored cupboards in the pantry. The home … [Read more...]

The Kirchner Park Museum – Peterson, Iowa

The Kirchner Park Museum - Peterson, Iowa The Christian Kirchner home is a typical Dutch Colonial structure. Built in 1867, it was the first frame house in Clay County. The Kirchner's were the first settlers in the Peterson area, their home remained … [Read more...]

The French Memorial Museum – Peterson, Iowa

The French Memorial Museum - Peterson, Iowa For 95 years Doris French collected dolls and accessory pieces for the dolls and now has them on display for the public to enjoy. There are over 200 dolls which she has dressed in the times they were made, … [Read more...]

Kirchner Log Cabin – Peterson, Iowa

Kirchner Log Cabin - Peterson, Iowa The Kirchner Log Cabin was built in 1867, some 9 years after Clay County was officially organized. It was located above what was the original county seat in the rolling hills that surrounded the town. The cabin still … [Read more...]

Fort Peterson BlockHouse – Peterson, Iowa

Fort Peterson BlockHouse - Peterson, Iowa During the Civil War, a military group known as the Northern Border Brigade was formed and a string of forts were constructed in 1862 and 1863 in the area. In Peterson is located the only block house left in the … [Read more...]