Welcome to the Allamakee County Historical Society Museum and Genealogy Research Center! The Genealogy offers a list of records to help you trace your family tree. The Museum features a virtual tour of the old Allamakee Courthouse built in 1861. The Log Cabin and the Red Schoolhouse take you back to an earlier time. Be sure to visit the Museum store. You are invited to visit us in person.
Arms, Armor and Art. Come and see a world class museum on the Great River Road. Authentic arms and armor used by Grecians, Romans, Dark Age Warriors, Vikings, Crusaders, and Renaissance “Knights in Shining Armor.” Open 1-4 Fridays and Saturdays year round. Sundays Memorial Day to Labor Day. Group days by appointment.
Agricultural heartland. Local museums. Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park. Four Daughters Winery. Good Earth Village. America’s Best Value Inn & Suites. South Park & Spring Valley Pool. Wilderfest. Root River Antique Engine and Tractor Show. Ag Days.
Museum & genealogy library. Willie’s Grocery exhibit, country school house, Pietenpol hangar & aircraft, Oliver tractor collection, antique agricultural equipment, sinkhole exhibit. Near the start of the Root River Bike Trail. Open Tuesday-Saturday 9am-4pm. No admission charge to the museum.
Home of John Froelich’s invention of the first gasoline tractor. Tour highlights 1891 General Store and Post Office, replicas of Froelich’s first tractor, 1866 one room school, blacksmith shop and warehouse, railroad depot and train cars, barn and semi building. Open from the second weekend in May through the last full weekend in September, and the first two weekends in October.