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old buildings
The museum building as it appeared in 1910 as " Koehler and Hanson",
which was in the hardware & implement business until about 1920

Visit our history web site

The Odebolt History Pages

Editors: Barb Horak and Bonnie Ekse

Help identify unknown photos!  Click here!

Odebolt Museum Obituaries
nearly 4000 obituaries on-line!

View Odebolt newspapers
from the late 1800s to 2004 ON-LINE!
 

 

ODEBOLT HISTORICAL MUSEUM
LOCATION   Northeast corner of 2nd and Maple Streets
HOURS
        Open throughout the year by appointment. 
CALL to set up a tour or appointment: 
(712) 668-2685  Mary Schroeder;  668-4338 Pam Hansen

CONTACT:  Send correspondence or monetary donations to:
Odebolt Museum
PO Box 362
Odebolt, IA 51458

ODEBOLT HISTORICAL MUSEUM ASSOCIATION
Curator
/President:  Kathy Larson - 3181 Fox Avenue, Odebolt, Iowa 51458 - (712) 668-2766.
    
Vice President JoAnn Scott
Treasurer Renae Babcock
Secretary Mary Schroeder
Members:  Thelma Schroeder, Betty Hansen, Margaret Landgraf,  Charlotte Bengford, Verna Mae Schwaller, Eleanor Peterson, Alice Hemphill, Rebecca Ullrich, Marilyn King, Stephanie Fleenor, Barb Horak, Bonnie Ekse.

September 2014 Museum Meeting Minutes
The next meeting will be in the spring of 2015.

COOK RANCH HISTORY
Don and Dan Etler's historical presentation about Brookmont Farm (the Cook Ranch) is now on-line on YouTube. 
To access it
CLICK HERE

FOR SALE:
The museum sells items to raise funds.  Click each link below for descriptions & ordering information.

*NEW* School Trophies from Odebolt-Arthur Schools
Historical Note Cards
Historical Ornaments
History Book
School Year Books

 

ODEBOLT MUSEUM RESTORATION!
We need your help!

The Odebolt Historical Society wishes to restore the current
Museum building to its former glory. 


(Click the photo for an enlargement)

Phase 1 replace 3 windows upstairs and add new canvas awnings over downstairs windows. (Completed, as in above photo)
Phase 2 continue replacement of upstairs windows (Completed)

Phase 3 open front fourth of the first floor to expose the tin ceiling.
Phase 4
restore stair railings to gain public access to the upstairs
Phase 5 - re
model the upstairs for more display space.

The Historical Society is accepting donations to help with remodel costs.
Send to:  Odebolt Museum, PO Box 362, Odebolt, IA 51458

 

DONATE ITEMS  Help preserve the history of our town and its people by contacting the museum to donate historical items, historical books, pamphlets or newspaper articles, family histories, photographs or other items your family does not wish to keep.

 

NEEDS  The museum is in need of manikins, display cases and shelving units, and of course, monetary donations are always appreciated.

SLIDE SHOW OF THE MUSEUM taken 5-17-12
Click on the image to enlarge.
If you can't see the slideshow, click here.

Take the old VIRTUAL TOUR

Memorial to Historical Museum
Elaine Vivian Dannenberg Raasch enthusiastically shared her knowledge of the history of Odebolt during her latter years. She followed the development of the Odebolt Historical Museum and admired its volunteers in their accomplishments in establishing and maintaining the museum.

 In keeping with her wishes to preserve the heritage and artifacts of the community, her nephew John Brooks Noyd funded the installation and ongoing maintenance of an alarm system to protect and to minimize the loss of the community keepsakes from fire, burglary and vandalism. This was done in admiration of his Aunt Elaine's devotion to the Odebolt community and its history.


 HISTORICAL NOTE CARDS

3 1/2 x 5 inch note cards,
printed front and back, with envelopes

Packs of 5 = $4.00
Packs of 10 - $7.00

Proceeds go to help defray costs
of operating the museum
 

To order: send request to
History Museum
PO Box 362
Odebolt, IA 51458

Also available from any Museum Association member
and at Iowa State Bank on Main Street in Odebolt.

notes front
Front of note card

notes back
Back of note card

 


HISTORICAL ORNAMENTS

The museum sells historical Christmas ornaments to raise funds.

Capture a bit of Odebolt's past!  

Historic Ornaments
Limited Edition Collectibles

The 17th edition, 2014 ornament features the
Peterson Pioneer Home


$15.00 each ... $18.00 if mailed ($15 + $3 shipping)
Available at Odebolt Museum during Creek Days
or when the museum is open.
Also for sale at Iowa State Bank, 219 South Main St. during business hours.
 
 

Ornaments from other years also available.  Call or email for information.


 

The 2012 ornament features the Cook Ranch

The 2013 ornament features the Iowa Rural Schools Museum

 

 For mail orders:   Add $3.00 to price for shipping

Send request with check to:
History Museum
PO Box 362
Odebolt, IA 51458
 

 


Odebolt School Yearbooks for Sale
Price is $10.00 each. 
Send order to: 
Odebolt Museum, PO Box 362, Odebolt, IA 51458

Email the Kathy Larson for information.

(Click the below image to enlarge it.)


  Odebolt Forever - 2002 Odebolt History Book
 

history book

HISTORY BOOK - An updated history of Odebolt was published for the Odebolt Quasquicentennial in 2002.  A limited number of these books remain. 

If interested, contact Kathy Larson, Curator
3181 Fox Avenue, Odebolt, Iowa 51458 - (712) 668-2766.
    

FOR MAIL ORDERS:  Print and send in the on-line order form

The books are also for sale at Iowa State Bank on Main Street in Odebolt until supplies are sold out. 


 

This page sponsored by
Odebolt Assisted Living
www.odebolt.net/onrc.html
 

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