Visitor Informoation

Millhouse Extended Season

April 19th to May 31st, Month of October

Monday-Friday: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Saturday, Sunday: CLOSED

Regular Tour Season

June 1st - September 30

Monday- Saturday: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday: CLOSED


Visitor Parking: Please park on the west side of the campus in grass labeled "visitor parking". For people needing walking assistance, please park in drive next to the Millhouse. Entrance for tours is the main double doors located on the south side of the home facing the street. Please ring the door bell and a docent will assist you. Masks are recommended when visiting our Museum per the IDPH health and safety guidelines.

NOTE: Not all of the Museum's buildings are handicap accessible. These buildings are the Millhouse and Clancy second floor. Keep in mind the tour is also 2 hours long during the regular tour season. Please plan accordingly. Thank you!

Volunteer Today!

The Humboldt County Historical Museum has a variety of volunteer opportunities for all ages. Whether you want to work behind the scenes or help give tours, we got you covered!


High School Students

The HCHM provides opportunities for high school students to achieve volunteer hours in their service groups or Silver Chord hours.

Volunteer for...

  • Docent: tour guide

  • Events

  • Projects at the Museum

College Students

For college students looking to fulfill there internship requirement, the HCHM provides students with a rich educational environment to learn the basics on how Museum's operate and serve their community.

Interns will learn while working on their internship project:

  • Accessioning and Collections management

  • Archives Research and Preservation

  • Museum Operations and Management

  • Education and how that fits into Museums: events, seminars, classes, displays, etc.

Volunteer Opportunities

For community members looking to volunteer at the HCHM, please contact Erica Knudson, Museum Director with the contact information listed below in "Contact Us Today!". Listed below are volunteer opportunities you can sign up for!

Docent: Be one of the faces of the HCHM by giving visitors a rich educational tour experience!

Archives Assistant: Help out behind the scenes preserving our archives.

Collections Assistant: Ever wondered how donated items are handled at the Museum? Volunteer in the collections helping with accessioning and cataloguing our items!

Events: Sign up to be on our Events Volunteer List and help the Museum put on special events and seminars for the community!

Maintenance and Grounds: Volunteer to help the Museum keep our buildings functioning and keep our grounds clean

House Keeping: Help out once a month in cleaning our buildings during the tour season!

Garden/Landscaping: Work with our Head Gardener and Landscape committee to maintain the beautiful gardens and landscaping at the Museum!



Contact Us Today!

If you would like to learn more about a certain event, how to volunteer, our rental opportunities or need to speak with the Museum Director, please use the contact information listed below. If you wish to donate and item, please speak with the Museum Director or Head of Collections before sending the item. Thank you for visiting the Humboldt Co. Historical Museum website and look forward to meeting you!

Campus Address: 905 1st Ave. North, Dakota City, IA 50529

Office: 515-604-6980

Off-Season: 515-332-5280

Email: hcmdirector@outlook.com

Mailing Address: PO Box 162, Humboldt, IA 50548

Facebook: "Humboldt County Historical Association"

Instagram: @humboldtcomuseum

Twitter: @CoHumboldt