Audubon County Courthouse Museum – Audubon, Iowa

images.jpgAudubon County Courthouse Museum – Audubon, Iowa

This was the first courthouse established in the county. In 1879, after it had been in existence for five years, the seat of government was moved to Audubon. The building in Exira then was used for many different purposes before it became a museum, such as: opera house, dance hall, roller rink, movie theater, public library, bakery, café, and outreach center. One of the museum’s primary displays concerns the “flood of 1958” which occurred when the Nishnobotna River overflowed. Newspaper articles, photographs, and even a movie, or video, on this important county event are displayed. Other artifacts at the museum include antique machinery and furniture, old clothes and glassware, and toys.

Admission – None

Directions – near the center of town in Audubon, Iowa 50025

Hours – 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Memorial Day – Labor Day (also July 4th)

Phone – (712) 268-5489 or (712) 268-2831  

 

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