When you visit Louisa County, be sure to
The Louisa County
Heritage Center, 609
N. James L. Hodges Ave., Wapello, Iowa,
p.m. Sundays, Thursdays and Fridays or by appointment. Closed Easter,
Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Dec. through Feb. The Wapello campus
houses a Museum that features hundreds of artifacts from early residents, One-Room School, Country Church, Genealogy Library, Native American Indian
Artifacts, Grandma's Bedroom, Louisa Stage and a dining room that is available for
gatherings. Group tours can be organized. For more information, call
free, however donations are appreciated and help keep the museum operating.
Our sister museum, the
Columbus Community Heritage Museum,
Maple St., Columbus Junction, Iowa, features artifacts from the
northwestern area of Louisa County. Its
a.m.-noon Saturdays and
Above painting by Twyla Gilkey
About Louisa County, Iowa
“Acquire, Record and Share the
History of Louisa County, Iowa”
We welcome your photos, story ideas or
any story you would like to share and submit
for the LOUISA'S hiSTORY magazine, now in its twelfth year of
publication. There are many other opportunities to volunteer with
the Louisa County Historical Society. For more information, contact
the Museum Manager at
Greatest War Story Ever Told - Louisa County's Untold Story The six Littleton Brothers from
Louisa County were all casualties of the Civil War. Six
brothers enlisted in the union army and all six died during the war.
Their story can be found in the "Louisa hiStory" magazine, available
at the museum.
On July 4th,
the Des Moines Register ran an article about the Littletons.
this link to read the article or go to Des Moines Register and type
in Littleton in the search field.