Learn about Lewis and Clark and our region's pre-historic times, pioneer history, and much more at our partner museum just thirty minutes away.

The Washington County Museum is located in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, just north of Omaha.  Historical Society of Pottawattamie County members are admitted at no charge.

Click here for hours and directions.

Memories Meet History on the Historical Society's YouTube Channel...

Council Bluffs’ Historic Haymarket

Remembering Council Bluffs' Drive-in Theater

Council Bluffs: Where the East Ended

Council Bluffs: Nebraska’s 1st Capitol

Council Bluffs’ First High School

Learn on the Go.

Slip your ear buds on and tune in our podcast series, Accidentally Historic. The fifteen to thirty minute features bring you local history experts that you can listen to as you walk, jog, do housework, or just lay back on the couch!

History Online.

Easy-to-read brief overviews of many metro area memorable moments, from the UFO Crash at Big Lake Park to the history of Lake Manawa, Fairmount Park, Crystal Pool, the first Army MASH unit, and the “biggest robbery in the history of the world!"

Curious about ghosts?

There’s no shortage of poltergeists in Pottawattamie County.

Enjoy Photos and Memories on the Society’s Facebook Page.

”Like” and “Follow” the Historical Society’s Facebook page Council Bluffs Revealed for photos and tales from the archives. It’s a great place to share memories and historical tidbits and tales with others.

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