Our History

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Even before the museum opened in 2003, it was clear that our growing collection would soon require more space. Five years of planning and quiet fund-rasing culminated in a highly successful capital campaign in 2009. This allowed us to break ground for a secure, environmentally controlled building to house the 7,500 documents, photos and other artifacts we had collected. In October 2010 we celebrated our 10th anniversary with the grand opening of the Frank and Mabel Moote Archive and Research Center.

More than 70 dedicated volunteers staff the museum, archives, office and special events and are supported by some 500 loyal IAHS members nationwide. Member dues, our annual home tour and museum shop sales support us financially. In 2010, and again in 2011, we were recognized by statewide professional organizations for the quality of our program. (See our awards)

aThe grand opening of the Frank and Mabel Moote Archive and Research Center in 2012.