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Historical and Preservation Society of Pottawattamie County

County Seat Council Bluffs, Iowa

For photos from the archives, fun facts, memories, and more... visit our Facebook page Council Bluffs Revealed.

You only THINK you know Council Bluffs!


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Online Fallen Heros Memorial

Help the Historical Society preserve our rich heritage with a tax deductible donation.  Your help is truly appreciated!

Council Bluffs-- Where the East Ended

Learn how events stemming from a steamboat stuck on a sandbar and a chance encounter between an aspiring politician and a young railroad surveyor changed the future of Council Bluffs, the Midwest, the nation and quite possibly the world as local history enthusiast Danette Hein-Snider and Dr. Richard Warner from the Historical and Preservation Society present "Council Bluffs: Where the East Ended-- and Why."  The program will be Wednesday, April 24, 6 pm at the Council Bluffs library.  There is no admission charge and the public is invited.

 Many towns lay claim to be "Where the West Began."  That may be subject to debate but in Council Bluffs we're confident where the east ended-- it was right here! 

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Free Wine Tasting with a paid tour at the Squirrel Cage Jail

Come visit the Squirrel Cage Jail on Saturday, April 20th and introduce yourself to the showcase wines developed exclusively for the jail. In partnership with Prairie Crossing Winery in Treynor, IA, our inaugural wines Doing Time and Behind Bars will be available to the public.

Stop down, try a sample, and take a tour!

PLEASE NOTE: Our museums will be closed Easter Sunday, April 21.