Cedar County Historical Society & Museum

 1094 Hwy 38 * Tipton, IA * 52772



10:00 AM to 7:00 PM


10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


10:00 AM to 2:00PM


Free admission for all ages, donations welcome and appreciated.

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The Cedar County Historical Society is here to serve you. Are you looking for genealogical information, interested in local history, or want to see a huge collection of Cedar County artifacts?  We've got it all, so stop in to the museum and visit!  

Mark your Calendars!

The month of May is bringing a few more activities to come out and enjoy at the Geller Preserve and the Cedar County Historical Society Prairie Village. 

Heaven's Callin will be here again Friday, May 5 to lead a Gospel sing along.  It was so much fun last time for all those that made it out. Now that the weather is nicer hoping more people can join in the fun as well as see the newly resided South Bethel Church.

This years annual Geller Preserve walk will be Sunday, May 7 and Saturday, May 13 at 1:00 PM.  Meet at the the junction of Snaggy Ridge Road and 265th St South of Tipton off of highway 38.   Click Here for Directions.

2008 Flood Recover at Ushers Ferry will be on Thursday, May 11 at 6:00 PM.  Ann Cejka from Ushers Ferry will speak about the processes, challenges, and lessons learned as she has led their Prairie Village through the recovery from the 2008 floods.  A great opportunity to learn what can be done now to help prepare for disaster in the future. 

Summer Hours

The museum will be opened for extended hours for the summer from April 4 through Sept 26 this year.  Our Summer Hours will be Tuesday 10-7, Thursday 10-4, Saturday 10-2.  We will return to our current hours starting in October.  We are hoping this will give families and patrons who work during the day an opportunity to come out and enjoy the museum.  This will be a bit of an experiment and its success will determine if we do this again next year.  Looking forward to seeing you at the museum. 

Event Space Available

Getting Married?
Having a Reunion?
Need a location for your event?
The South Bethel Church is Available to Rent!

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Apr 27 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, Jun 22 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, Jul 27 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM