MUSEUM & ART GALLERY LIST
National Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame
The National Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame reopened in its new home in Anamosa in 2001. The extensive collection of motorcycles and memorabilia will have you spending hours pouring over the thousands of items on display. For those who grew up with motorcycles, the museum unleashes a torrent of memories. There are more than 60 vintage and antique motorcycles in the main showroom, from a 1908 Indian Racer to a 1998 Captain America replica of the chopper ridden by Peter Fonda in the film “Easy Rider.”
Visit the museum at http://www.nationalmcmuseum.org for additional information, hours, and online shopping. Call 319-462-3925.
Monticello Heritage & Cultural Center
This center is becoming Monticello’s center of historical preservation. Several annual events are held to celebrate the history of Monticello and the Jones County area. An old fashioned corn boil, St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, and several other annual events are held to support this center each year.
Tours are available upon request. For more information call 319-465-4052.
Listed in the National Register of historic Places, the home contains many of the original items used by Dr. Martin Calkins, Wyoming’s first Mayor. The office is one of the few authentic country doctor’s offices remaining intact in the Midwest from the 1800’s. Calkin’s Square is situated on a twelve-lot square block along Main Street (Highway 64) in Wyoming, Iowa. The earliest part of the house was built in 1858. A principal addition on the East side, the music room, is believed to have been built in 1864. The house and property were left to the City of Wyoming by Walter and Mary Briggs, grandson and granddaughter of Dr. Martin H. Calkins.
Hotel Williams and Wyoming Historical Museum
The Wyoming Historical Museum, located on the south side of Wyoming’s Main Street, is once again a tourist attraction in Eastern Jones County, Iowa. A devastating fire, in July of 2013, nearly claimed the large building that was built in 1878 from Wyoming’s native brick and known as The Williams Hotel. Little by little, the twenty rooms have been renovated and displays showing the history of the community have been created. For rates, hours, and additional information call 563-488-3198. Hotel Wyoming & Wyoming Historical Museum
Anamosa State Penitentiary Museum
The Anamosa State Penitentiary Museum showcases the 140-year history of Iowa’s largest prison. The museum offers displays describing prison life, the role of the “guard” through the years, and a huge variety of photographs from the prison’s early days. Web site: Anamosa State Penitentiary Museum
For more information call 319-462-4101.
Oxford Junction Museum
Oxford Junction Heritage Museum is located at 107 W. Broadway St. Oxford Junction, Iowa.
It includes local history items including a Oxford hay loader and wagon box made by Lasack Brothers & Co. Open during the summer on Saturday mornings between 9 and 11 a.m. or you may call for special appointments at 563-488-3342 or 563-826-2914
Olin Heritage Center
309 Jackson St., Olin, IA 52320-9716
For more information call 319-484-4444.
Olin, named after D. A. Olin, General Superintendent of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad, is beautifully located on the west bank of the Wapsipinicon River
Tri-County Historical Society of Cascade
Our effort is to preserve the local history of Dubuque, Jones, and Jackson counties and its citizens.
Edinburgh Historic Village
Edinburgh Historic Village and Museum
13838 Edinburgh Road
Scotch Grove, IA 52310
Open Sunday afternoons 1-4 pm May through September
The reconstructed village of Edinburgh features 12 historic buildings, including a one-room schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, church, railroad depot, and several styles of log houses. Established in 1839, Edinburgh was the first county seat of Jones County.
Operated by the Jones County Historical Society – http://www.rootsweb.com/~iajchs/jchs.html
Grant Wood Art Gallery/Gift Shop
124 E Main St., Anamosa, IA 52205-1879
For more information call 319-462-4267.