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The Pocahontas County Historical Society Museum, located in the city park on N. 3rd Street in Laurens, Iowa, opened its doors to the public in 1977. We are housed in the  former Carnegie Library building which is on the National Registry of Historic Places. At the turn of the century,  Andrew Carnegie, a wealthy industrialist, helped to fund libraries in communities throughout the country. Laurens was the smallest town to receive such a grant. 

The museum tells the story of Pocahontas County from the time before European settlement. On the lower level of the building you will find a period kitchen set-up,  exhibits on railroad and drainage history in the county, and agricultural items. The main floor contains exhibits about county schools, businesses, and churches. There are display cases full of children's toys, china and glassware, Native American artifacts and military items as well as a room devoted to clothing and personal items.

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