Historical Society of

Pottawattamie County

County Seat Council Bluffs, Iowa

Contact us...

(712) 323-2509

EMAIL for tour information

EMAIL for general information

Membership categories:

Single   $20

Junior (under 21)   $10

Family   $35

Sustaining   $75

Corporate   $250

(All the categories above are for one year

and expire one year from the date of joining.)

Lifetime   $1000

To JOIN or RENEW download a membership enrollment form and mail it with your check or credit card information to HSPC, Post Office Box 2, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 51502.

Or sign up and pay online!  Choose your membership level from the pulldown menu in the box below and click "Add to Cart."

- What CB business was known for its 15-foot chicken?

- What local person has a star on Hollywood Boulevard?

- Werner Trucking is an industry leader... and it all started in Council Bluffs

- It was hard to miss a roller coaster that passed right over two city streets.

- Remember Playland Park, the jewel of West Broadway?

Find the answer in our sample Member Journal... download a copy now for the full stories!

Local History.

The tales of real people and real life right here where we live--

some good, some bad, and some very strange.

Join the Historical Society and relive the legends.

Benefits include...

* Periodic Member Journal with tales and photographs of our rich history.

* Free unlimited admission to:

     - Historic "Squirrel Cage" Jail Museum

       - Outdoor railcar display with engines, cabooses, club car, Railway Mail Service car

        - RailsWest Museum at the restored 1899 Rock Island passenger depot

     - The Bregant House, 517 S. 4th Street in Council Bluffs

       - Washington County Museum in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska

     - Half price admission to Joslyn Castle in Omaha

* Free admission to Kanesville Speakers Series and Washington County Historical Society events

* Discounts at the Society's gift shops

* Special invitation, free, or reduced admission to special events

* Annual banquet invitation

* Plus, your membership dues help fund our educational

outreach as well as continued preservation and restoration

of our buildings and collections, ensuring that our proud

heritage is not lost!

Membership Level

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