Urbandale Historical Society Buildings
4010 70th Street, Urbandale, Iowa 50322

About Us
Olmsted-Urband House
City History
Pictures and Videos

Events and Activities

Everyone is encouraged to participate in the programs and activities sponsored by the Urbandale Historical Society. You do not have to be a member or an Urbandale resident to participate.

Learn more about some of these opportunities as Janice Winey and Virginia Gee view highlights of some past events. Virginia Gee Video

Historical Society Meetings

Monthly meetings of the Historical Society are held September - April at the Olmsted-Urban House. Programs of historical or general interest are presented, and refreshments are served. Topics are of interest not just to Urbandale residents but those throughout the metro area. There is not a formal business meeting.

Due to Labor Day, the September meeting is scheduled for the second Monday. Other meetings are the first Monday evening of the month at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Please call 276-0222 for more information or for upcoming schedule of program topics. The meetings are open to all.

Cancellations - If it is announced that local schools are closing and commmunity events are being cancelled, you can assume the Historical Society will not be meeting. If there is a cancellation the program will be moved to the next month's meeting.

Monday, February 4: 7 p.m. Program by Tom Clegg, author and historian. "An impersonation of E. Fleur

Monday, March 4: TBA

Open House

Open house for those who wish to visit the Olmsted-Urban House, and barn, is scheduled first Sunday of the Month from 2-4 p.m.

This is an opportunity to learn more of the history of Urbandale. There is no admission charge.

Board Meetings

Board meetings are third Monday of the month at 7 pm. Meetings are open to the public.

Bus Trips

Since 1993 the Historical Society has sponsored day-long bus trips to interesting spots around Iowa. Cost includes transportation, lunch and any admission fee.

Traditionally scheduled in October and May check this website closer to those months for complete information on destinations and how to register.

Plant Sale

The annual plant sale will be held May 2019.

Ice Cream Social

This wonderful community event will be held end of June 2019 from 2 to 4 pm. Servings of homemade ice cream, choice of pie or cake, and beverage will be available. You will be able to enjoy music, vintage cars, barn displays, and fellowship that are a part of this important fundraiser for the Historical Society.

Special treat is the homemade ice cream will be made on site this year and there is a new sign on the barn. This is our major community fundraiser.


Punch on the Porch

In October on trick or treat night. Carrying on the long standing tradition of Matie Urban, orange drink will be served as we welcome the children in the neighborhood and listen to their jokes.

City of Urbandale Events

Information about what is happening in Urbandale can be found on the city's website.

Urbandale Historical Society
4010 - 70th St., Urbandale, Iowa 50322 ~ 515-270-2917


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