Steamboat Rock

Historical Society


The members of the Steamboat Rock Historical Society welcome you to our Web Site.

We are a group of like minded individuals who are dedicated to the preservation of the history of Steamboat Rock, Hardin County and the State of Iowa.

Please join us in our endeavor and become a member. We meet the second Monday evening of each month at 6:30 PM in the Steamboat Rock City. Hall


To The Steamboat Rock Historical Society’s Official Web Site


Bulletin Board

Please join us for our next regular meeting!  We meet the second Monday of every month at 6:30 PM in the 
former  City Hall building.

Please visit our newly expanded museum!

Open every Saturday morning, 9 am to 11 am through September 20.

Stop often as we will be frequently adding new items.

Workers needed

for Museum


We need your help building displays, cleaning and repairing artifacts and general housekeeping.

Let us know if you can help!

Please contact Jim Kramer, Kitty Hemmen, or Keith Griffin if you have a few hours that you can donate as we expand our museum and prepare new displays!


A donation to the Historical Society to be used for our Museum Development.

We are accumulating many fantastic items from SR’s past and we now have space to display them, but it will require funds for displays, signs, and other items to present our treasures in a professional way.  Your donation in any amount will be greatly appreciated and put to good use!

The Library recently gave the Historical Society numerous items that they had preserved over the years.  Included are scrapbooks, ledgers, photos and documents.  We need help restoring and cataloging these item along with many similar items in our collection.  If you could give some time doing projects (some could be done in your home) contact those listed above.

Cemetery Theater 2014

Lenna Hutton Smith aka ?,  portrayed by Jake Murphy

Asaeph Wickham, portrayed by Pastor Bruce Baillie

Claude Heard, portrayed by Rex Heard

A country school-teacher, portrayed by Natalie Lippert; student, Erica Schuneman & other children

George Rainsbarger,

portrayed by David Folkerts

Sylpha Hollenbeck, portrayed by

Ladana Van Eischen

Carl Elzig, portrayed by Jim Kramer

Photos by

Kitty Hemmen

Russell Holmes,

portrayed by Dennis Holmes

Tena Ruppelt,

portrayed by Marcia Frerichs