Events

"Busy Work!": Women's Hand Craft Program Series

Have you ever wondered how your mother, grandmother, or great-mother could stitches so perfect in their needle work or how to hand sew those crazy quilts? Look no further than this fun series program! This program will have classes covering how to mend, hand quilt, crochet, knit, and paint china. Classes will be on the second Saturday of each month starting in May and will go until September. Registration starts March 1st with deadlines varying for each class. Registration is only $5.00 adults over 18 for each class or $20.00 for all five and children ages 9 to 18 are free! To register, please fill out the form below or stop on by the Museum starting April 19th to register in person! Registration fee can either be mailed to PO Box 162, Humboldt, IA 50548 or dropped off at the Museum after the listed time above. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up and learn a fun new activity!

Class Dates (Information on each class and supplies will be emailed/handed to you after registering)

  • May 14th , 10:00am to 12:00pm: Crochet with Erica Knudson, Exec. Museum Director

  • June 11th, 10:00am to 12:00pm: Hand Quilting with Janice Olson

  • July 9th, 10:00am to 12:00pm: Needle Work with Janice Olson

  • August 13th, 10:00am to 12:00pm: Mending with Diane Amundson

  • September 24th, 10:00am to 12:00pm: China Painting with Humboldt China Painter's Club

Wedding Dress Exhibition

Take a break from wedding dress shopping and stop on by the Museum to see the different wedding dresses through the decades! The Millhouse will have wedding dresses from the 1860s to 1910s on display and the Hardy Church will have dresses from 1920s to Present on display. Lite refreshments will be served in the church basement!

Date: Saturday, June 25th, 2022

Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm (Tentative)

Admission: Free Will Donation

Children's Wood Working Class

Sign your child up for this fun wood working class instructed by the wonderful people at the Nokomis Woodworking Club! Students will learn how the pioneers of early days of the county made their household items while getting to use real pioneer hand tools (under supervision). Information for the class is listed below and is FREE for children ages 8 to 18! To register, fill out the form below the class information or you can register your child in person starting April 19th, 2022. Registration starts March 1st and ends June 17th at 4:00pm!

Date: June 22nd, 2022

Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Humboldt County Historical Museum

Pioneer Toy and Games Program

Did you ever wonder what games or toys your grandparents or great grandparents played with when they were children? Sign up for this fun program and find out! This program will teach children the different toys and how they were made in the pioneer days as well as the fun school yard games. There is no registration fee and parents are encouraged to stay and partake! To register, please fill out the form below starting March 1st and there is no deadline! Information is down below along with the registration form. So what are you waiting for? Register and come on out and partake in the fun filled day of learning and games!

Date: July 13th, 2022

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Clancy Classroom, Humboldt Co. Historical Museum

"All Fun and Games!": Humboldt Museum Schoolhouse Program

Back for a second year, sign up your child for this fun program set in our historic Schoolhouse! This year's theme is all about the fun and games of the schoolhouse days. To register, please look over the information below before filling out the registration form. Registration begins March 1st and ends July 29th at 4:00pm. Parents can also register in person starting April 19th. There is no registration fee as the Museum wants to encourage children to come out and explore the wonderful history of the county through this fun program!

Dates: Tuesday, August 9th and Wednesday, August 10th

Time: 9:00am to 12:30pm

Location: Willow Schoolhouse, Humboldt Co. Historical Museum, Dakota City, IA

NOTE: This program is for students ages 7 to 12


Humboldt Museum Fall Fling!

Back by popular demand, come on out to the Museum and step back in time to the pioneer days with the Fall Fling! Enjoy and partake in live demonstrations, delicious food, fun activities, music and of course, explore the rich history of the county! More information about admission and vendors who will be at the Fall Fling will be released at a later date.

Date: Saturday, September 17th

Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Murder Mystery at the Millhouse!

Something is a foot at the Millhouse and we need your help to get to the bottom of it! Come on out to the Millhouse this spooky season and uncover the mystery of who killed Mr. Brown. More information will be released at a later date!

Date: Saturday, October 8th, 2022

Time: TBD

"Night at the Museum" Halloween Open House

Have you ever wondered what happens at the Museum after sunset? Come on out to the Humboldt Co. Historical Museum, if you dare! More information will be released at a later date.

Date: Saturday, October 29th

Time: 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: Humboldt County Historical Museum, Dakota City, IA

NOTE: We encourage visitors to dress up in their costumes for our costume contest!

Christmas Craft Class

Get started with the holiday season with this fun craft class! Visitors will learn how to make traditional Christmas ornaments will exploring how the Victorians celebrated Christmas. This class is free to the public and is for all ages! To sign up, stop by the Museum starting September 1st or fill out the form down below (will be uploaded September 1st).

Date: Saturday, November 12th

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Humboldt County Historical Museum, Dakota City, IA

Christmas Open House!

To end the 2022, come on out to the Museum and step into a fairy tale Christmas! More information will be released at a later date.

Date: Saturday, December 17th

Time: TBD

Location: Humboldt County Historical Museum, Dakota City, IA

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