Pocahontas County Historical Society Museum


271 N 3rd Street, Laurens, IA 50554
(712) 450-0022


Open by appointment

The Pocahontas County Historical Society Museum, located in Laurens City Park, opened its doors to the public in 1977. The museum is housed in the former Carnegie Library, built in 1910, which is on the National Registry of Historic Places. At the turn of the century, Andrew Carnegie, a wealthy industrialist, helped to fund libraries in communities throughout the county. Laurens was the smallest town to receive such a grant. The museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Connect to local history by exploring exhibits and collections through a variety of tours with the museum’s trained volunteers. Tours are free, so schedule one today! The museum is constantly adding to and changing the displays as new objects are acquired.

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