Preserving our History

May, 2024 Calliope Village is closed until  Sunday June 2nd , but you can always take a virtual tour of the village.

CLICK HERE to check out the Calliope Village Interactive Map where you can click on a building to hear a brief history! 


The Village grounds are open year round so enjoy a walking tour and listen to building histories using the QR codes by each door.

The Hawarden Historical Society (registered name Big Sioux River Valley Historical Society) was established in 1979 with the mission to preserve and protect Hawarden’s history. The Hawarden Historical Society sponsors and maintains several historical sites: Calliope Village, the Hawarden Historical House, the Calliope Store, and the Suckow House. The Historical Society also had a vital role in securing grants and volunteers to restore the Old Hawarden City Hall to preserve it from demolition.

Hawarden’s History

Hawarden Historical Society Sites