Upcoming Events 2019


Coming Spring 2020 – Ankeny Champions – Please join us to view a new museum display celebrating all of the state championship sports teams in Ankeny and Centennial high schools.  We will showcase stories from coaches, athletes and fans, as well as pictures, news articles, and sports artifacts! 

House and Office Hours every Tuesday and Thursdays throughout the year - 9:00am-3:00pm.

Open Houses for Barn and House first Sunday of each month, 2:00pm-4:00pm (except December).


Open Houses for the Barn and House every Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm from June to September.


November 4 - December 14 - Another Vintage Christmas - Twelve Days of Christmas - Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 9:00am - 3:00pm (except Thanksgiving Day).

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


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For More Dates, Updates and Programs!

Upcoming Programs 2020

January 5 - Open House - 2:00pm-4:00pm - Vintage Valentines - Treasured valentines from the early 1900s up through the 1960s on display in January and February at our house museum.

February 2 - Open House - 2:00pm-4:00pm - Vintage Valentines on display in house museum.

March 1 - Open House and Program by John Stratton - 1:00pm - On the Home Front During WWII - a captivating program which brings history to life in central Iowa at the beginning of WWII.  President Roosevelt guides the country to prepare to manufacture ordnance to send to our allies in Europe and representatives in Iowa lobbying Washington to locate one of the ordnance plants in central Iowa.  Follow the story as farmsteads are told to move to prepare for an ordnance plant to be built north of Des Moines in the area that we now know as John Deere Des Moines Works.  You will be amazed and feel the patriotism that enveloped the area to support our allies and then as we were drawn into the war, support our troops with the ammunition that they needed to do the job and defeat the enemy.

April 5 - Open House - 2:00pm-4:00pm - Our new sports Champions Exhibit will be presented in our barn museum.  

Ankeny Area Historical Society

Bringing The Past To Life

© 2018 by Ankeny Area Historical Society 

Physical Location: 301 SW Third Street, Ankeny, Iowa 50023

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1111, Ankeny, Iowa 50021 

Contact Us        Email: history@ankenyhistorical.org    Phone: (515) 965-5795