Notable People

Learn about some of the Altoona area's most notable citizens.

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Check out the latest news on events and activities at the Altoona Area Historical Society. 

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Society Collections

Look through the historical societies collection of photographs and artifacts.

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Memberships starting at $10

Museum open 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month 2-4p.m.

Society meetings 4th Monday of the month (Jan.-Oct.) 7 p.m.


Our Origin
On May 5, 2003, the Altoona City Council recognized the Altoona Area Historical Society as the City's official organization to collect, secure, and preserve the artifacts and records of the City of Altoona and surrounding areas.  

Our Mission 
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.


Our Purpose 
The Altoona Area Historical Society was organized by a group of dedicated people committed to preserving our local history. Its purpose is to promote history, preserve historic landmarks and sites, and display articles of historical value.


Our Goals 
The goals of the Altoona Area Historical Society are to create an Altoona Area Historical Museum and to educate citizens about our local history.