Learning the History of Hampton, IA
“Disregard for the past will never do us any good. Without it we cannot know truly who we are.”
I’m kind of a nerd – My husband may correct that to “totally a nerd” but that’s a whole other post. I love to learn and I especially love history. I like learning where we’ve come from, why we do what we do, how we got from point A to point B, etc.
I had the opportunity to tour the Franklin Co Historical Museum in Hampton, IA with a group on other local bloggers during their #FrankCoHarvest Tour. We were given a bit of a tour of the museum and then they let us loose to explore on our own.
There was so much squeezed into this museum that I could spend all day there.
There was clothing, knick knacks, furniture and more from various decades.
I loved the 4H section too. I never had 4H and I am so fascinated and quite frankly a little jealous my childhood missed out on the experience. This dollhouse was a 4H project.
There was a case filled with memorabilia from the past.
There was also a whole section dedicated to Hampton’s very own Admiral William D. Leahy.
Just when I thought I had been through the whole museum there was another hidden section! There was huge furniture, motorcycles, stage coaches, and more!
I was also really excited about the farm equipment.
It was such a great experience and I really don’t think I absorbed all they had to offer. I definitely need to head back. What do you like about learning about history?