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Welcome to the Carter House Museum

The past returns when you enter the Carter House and its attached annex. The home built in the 1850’s by Henry & Ernest Carter is an 18-room Greek Revival mansion furnished in 19th century style.

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Christmas Membership Drive Open House

Date: November 17th, 5:00-8:00 pm Theme: Christmas Memories Let’s rekindle your happy memories of Christmas

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Weddings at the Carter House

The Carter House Museum, a nationally registered historic site is a superb site for your wedding ceremony.

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About

Our Mission

The mission of the Elkader Historical Society is to both preserve a record of local history and to promote the public’s interest in the area’s past. The Carter House Museum, which the Society oversees, acts as a vehicle to house and preserve historical artifacts and archives. Events, exhibits, and tours at the museum are scheduled to promote awareness and appreciation of the times which preceded our own.

National Register of Historic Places

Our Board of Directors

Betty Bucholz – Chairperson
Howard Mayer
La Vonne Augustson

Non Profit Organization

The Elkader Historical Society is a 501-C-3 nonprofit organization. Tax deductible donations of funds for the Society or artifacts for the Carter House Museum can be made through the officers and directors of the board. An open endowment to insure the future of the Society has been established with the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. Information is available by calling 563-588-2700 or at www.dbqfoundation.org.

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Our Mission The mission of the Elkader Historical Society is to both preserve a record of local history and to promote the public’s interest in the area’s past. The Carter House […]

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Carter House History

History of the Carter Family and their House The Carter House Museum gives visitors a glimpse into the lives of Iowans of 150 years ago. Built in 1855 as a […]

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Donate Now

Your contribution of support for this nationally registered historic place will aid the Elkader Historical Society’s mission to both preserve a record of local history and to promote the public’s […]

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