Floyd County Museum Turns 50


CHARLES CITY, IA — Floyd County Museum turns 50 and that means it’s time to celebrate history.

Folks gathered in the museum for food, drinks and a little history as they celebrate 50 years since opening its doors back in 1963.

For many, this was a chance to bring family and friends together for a look at the past. Something one coordinator says is an important part of who we are.

“Everybody likes to know of their roots, everybody should know where they came from. What is that old saying you keep repeating your same mistakes if you don’t make sure of your past. It’s important to tell that story, people connect when they come home here,” said Mary Ann Townsend, Director of the Floyd County Museum.

As a result of a joint effort of private citizens and local businesses, the museum in the then Legel Store officially opened on April 21, 1963.

The museum which features one of the most complete collections of Hart Parr/Oliver/White artifact tractors is considered one of Iowa’s top tourist attractions with an always expanding inventory.

“Here’s to another 50 years,” says Mary.

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