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The Altoona Area Historical Society covers the area of Altoona, Iowa and surrounding communities.

If you are looking for information on the history of Altoona, PA check out the Blair Couty Historical Society at www.blairhistory.org.


Join us at our next meeting August 26, 2013
At the Altoona Area Historical Museum
104 2nd St. SE in Olde Town

Looking for information on someone who lived in the Altoona Area?
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Click Here to check out pictures from the Altoona Herald's visit to the museum during Museum Week 2012.

Thank you to Harriett Coryell, the great grand daughter of L.O. Shaffer. On Saturday May 19, 2012 Coryell donated many new photographs and objects related to the Shaffers and Altoona's second longest serving mayor Heller. Members are currently working on sorting the artifacts and soon have them on display at the museum. Check back here or on our facebook Page for updates on these artifacts and many other projects underway at the museum.

Altoona Area Historical Society Vice President Alex Payne and Treasurer Barb Bolt are pictured with Prairie Meadows officials at the Prairie Meadows Community Betterment Grants Luncheon May 16, 2012. Also present but not pictured, collections staff member David Coates.

Thank you to former congressman Neal Smith for stopping by the museum for a tour and posing with our display honoring the work of the longest-serving Iowan in the United States House of Representatives. Smith represented Iowa from 1959 until 1995.

Come check out our Museum every second and fourth Sunday of the month from 2 - 4pm!

Historical Society Meetings every fourth Monday of the month at 7pm.
Renovation work continues on our museum. Donations are welcome!


The Altoona Area Historical Society is established to collect and secure artifacts and historical records representing Altoona, Iowa and the surrounding area for the purpose of preserving our American Heritage.
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