Due to COVID-19: Closed for the 2020 season.
MCHS plans on reopening for the 2021 season on May 1st, 2021.
2020 Community Survey
Madison County Historical Society (MCHS) today announced the launch of a Community Survey, in conjunction with a new 2020 Strategic Plan. The Community Survey is a tool to help MCHS understand the needs of the Madison County community and the survey offers an opportunity for MCHS to hear from our Madison County Community. The survey feedback will help MCHS make changes and improvements that directly impact our community.
“Madison County Historical Society (MCHS) is in the process of completing a strategic plan. A major piece of this process is community input. MCHS is here to serve Madison County and we want to know what you think,” says Jared McDonald, Museum Director at MCHS.
Feedback will help MCHS to make changes that might include:
- Traveling exhibits
- Exhibits by decades
- Improvements to the grounds
- And more
The Community Survey is available at button above or via the link on MCHS Facebook page. For more information please contact MCHS at 515-462-2134 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Madison County Historical Complex
From its humble beginning in 1904, the Madison County Historical Society has developed into a complex which includes 14 buildings.
The historical complex is located on 18 picturesque acres on the south edge of Winterset, Iowa. Its crown jewel is the 1856 Bevington-Kaser House constructed by C.D. “Doc” Bevington, a gift of June Kaser and Margaret Guye. It has been restored and furnished in rich Victorian style.
Our collections include rocks, fossils, Native American Artifacts, Civil War and military items, quilts, glassware, local business memorabilia, household and domestic items, early farm machinery and technology, tools and barbed wire, and a research library. Visitors can take their time exploring our grounds, structures and exhibits, or reserve a space here for a special event or gathering with built-in opportunities for entertainment and beautiful photos.
Represented in this complex is a lasting record of a way of life of the people of Madison County, Iowa preserved for all to see, treasure and enjoy. We welcome all people interested in exploring the past through the lens of local history.