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Preserving our History

The Hawarden Historical Society (formerly known as the 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