Join us for historical society events around the Altoona area.


​Annual Dinner

May 12 -- Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m.
Lutheran Church of the Cross -- Cross Creek.

Updates on the historical society's projects, museum building updates, introduction of the Altoona Hall of Fame, and the latest on the plans for the Altoona 150 celebration.


Annual Garage Sale

May 18 - 19

Check back for location and times for our annual garage sale. Donations are now being accepted. 


Altoona 150 Kick off party & Book Release
July 25

A special member-only sneak peek at the new museum exhibit, "Celebrate Community." Plus, the release of the commemorative Altoona150 history book. 


Altoona 150 celebration

July 26-29

A community-wide celebration to celebrate Altoona's sesquicentennial. Events in Olde Town include genealogy research, antique cars, special exhibits at the museum, the Des Moines Children Museum and many more.


Vintage and Vine Gala

September 22  -- 5-8 p.m.

Check back for ticket information

A Great Gatsby theme Wine event. Check back for more information.


Ghost Bus Tour

October 20 -- 6 p.m.

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A bus tour of some of the area's most haunted locations and notorious deaths. 


Christmas in Olde Town
December 2 -- 1-5 p.m.

Photos with Santa, Christmas crafts, caroling, story time, historic tours and holiday market. 


Join us for these ongoing monthly events


​Museum clean up day
First Saturday of the month 
8 a.m. - noon​​


Museum Open House

Second and fourth Sunday of the month

2-4 p.m. 

upcoming EVENTS

Upcoming Meetings

Ongoing Events

Join us for our monthly meetings at the museum.


​April Meeting
Tuesday, April 17 @ 7p.m.
Main floor of the museum


​May Meeting
Tuesday, May 15 @ 7p.m.
Main floor of the museum


​June Meeting
Tuesday, June 19 @ 7p.m.
Main floor of the museum


​July Meeting
Tuesday, July 17 @ 7p.m.
Main floor of the museum


​August Meeting
Tuesday, August 21 @ 7p.m.
Main floor of the museum


​September Meeting
Tuesday, September 18 @ 7p.m.
Main floor of the museum