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
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.