Urbandale Historical Society

Urbandale Historical Society The Urbandale Historical Society was organized in 1975. It's main goal is to collect, preserve and maintain information and items related to the City of Urbandale.
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05/09/2019

The Urbandale Garden Club Plant Sale will be held in cooperation with the Urbandale Historical Society at the Olmsted-Urban House, 4010 70th St. Saturday, May 11, beginning at 9 a.m. A variety of plants donated from local gardens will be available. Don't have a garden now? Stop anyway for the BAKE SALE and a table of miscellaneous garden/flower related items--tools, books, arrangements, decorations, etc. Some are new and would be suitable for a gift. The sale will probably be over by noon. Proceeds go to support the new Pollinator Garden at the site. Hope to see you there.

Join us for Soup Dinner and Program by Ed Morrow Monday, January 7 at 6PM at the Olmsted-Urban House, 4010 70th St., Urb...
01/03/2019

Join us for Soup Dinner and Program by Ed Morrow Monday, January 7 at 6PM at the Olmsted-Urban House, 4010 70th St., Urbandale.

A HUGE THANK YOU to Endow Urbandale for $3,000 to assist in our sidewalk and barn roof repairs!  We couldn't have done i...
12/03/2018

A HUGE THANK YOU to Endow Urbandale for $3,000 to assist in our sidewalk and barn roof repairs! We couldn't have done it without you!

Congratulations to Urbandale Historical Society on receiving a $3,000 Endow Urbandale grant for repairs of the Urban House barn, sidewalk and driveway.

For a complete listing of all 2018 grant recipients visit EndowUrbandale.org/2018-Grants

Thank you Endow Urbandale and generous donors to the Endow Urbandale Foundation that make our grant possible!
11/17/2018

Thank you Endow Urbandale and generous donors to the Endow Urbandale Foundation that make our grant possible!

Join Endow Urbandale and all of our Urbandale organizations as we celebrate their great work in our community and the 2108 Endow Urbandale Grant Recipients! November 27, 5:00 p.m., Paradigm Building, 12100 Meredith Drive, Urbandale.
Urbandale Fire Department Urbandale Police Department Urbandale Food Pantry Urbandale Community Theatre Urbandale Fire Department City of Urbandale, Iowa Urbandale Parks and Recreation Urbandale Miracle League Field, Urbandale Historical Society and many others!

Congratulations to Urbandale Historical Society Board member Pat Finnerty for 2018 Urbandale Citizen of the Year!  Well ...
11/12/2018

Congratulations to Urbandale Historical Society Board member Pat Finnerty for 2018 Urbandale Citizen of the Year! Well deserved honor!

Another exciting announcement...Congratulations to our 2018 Citizen of the Year Pat Finnerty!!! Pat is like the energizer bunny when it comes to community involvement; he never runs out of energy or new ways to give back.

The Mayor Bob Andeweg surprised Pat this afternoon with the news. We will be honoring Pat Thursday, November 15th during Sample Urbandale, A Celebration of Business. Congratulations! Urbandale Historical Society, Urbandale, Iowa 4th of July Celebration, Urbandale Lions Club, Urbandale Community Action Network (UCAN), Urbandale Police Department, St. Pius X Catholic Church

11/12/2018
Urbandale Chamber of Commerce

CONGRATULATIONS Virginia Gee! An honor well deserved for your dedication to the preservation and education to the history of Urbandale!

Surprise Virginia Gee, you are being Inducted into Urbandale Hall of Fame! We will be honoring Virginia on Thursday at Sample Urbandale! Bob Andeweg, Pat Pithan, Susan Guthrie Bonnicksen, @Urbandale Historical Society, Aldersgate UMC -Urbandale, Urbandale Community Action Network (UCAN), Urbandale Lions Club

THANK You Metro West students & staff for raking and bagging over 60 bags of leaves today!  So much appreciated!
11/03/2018

THANK You Metro West students & staff for raking and bagging over 60 bags of leaves today! So much appreciated!

Winterset Public Library
10/18/2018

Winterset Public Library

THURSDAY! October 18, 2pm
Join us for an informative and engaging program about the Orphan Train Movement. No registration needed. This event is free and open to everyone.

Fall Bus Trip Next Tuesday! Experience a bit of history in SW Iowa! Featuring extensive exhibit of scaled models of Iowa...
10/05/2018

Fall Bus Trip Next Tuesday! Experience a bit of history in SW Iowa! Featuring extensive exhibit of scaled models of Iowa barns! For reservations, contact Bob Simon at 515-313-5478 by Sunday!

Join us on our Fall Bus Trip October 9th! See details below!

10/04/2018

Open House Sunday, October 7th, 2-4PM. View the Olmsted-Urban home filled with fall/halloween decor!

Halloween2018
10/04/2018

Halloween2018

Join us on our Fall Bus Trip October 9th!  See details below!
09/19/2018

Join us on our Fall Bus Trip October 9th! See details below!

08/30/2018

Join us at the Olmsted-Urban House, 4010 70th St. on Monday, Sept. 10th at 6 PM for a Potluck supper. Bring some food to share and your own table service. Dine in our 1940s parlors, followed by a program at 7PM "Iowa School of Beauty in Urbandale". There will be an interesting display of old-time beauty items. Enjoy fellowship with friends... new friends welcome.

04/25/2018
Urbandale Historical Society

BUS TRIP to Algona coming up on May 8th! $80 covers all costs!

Bus Trip -- May 8th

Urbandale Historical Society Event
Save the date: May 8. a bus trip to Algona, I A to include a visit to the POW Museum. This camp was the 'home' for 10,000 German prisoners during WWII.
Cost: $80.00 (covers Transportation, Refreshments, Lunch, and Museum fees)
Reservations: Send checks with name and contact information, address, Phone # E-mail and emergency contact ) to:
Urbandale Historical Society
4010 70th St.
Urbandale IA 50322
Ph 515 270 2917
Bus leaves 4010 70th Street parking lot at 7:00 AM Returning 5:30 PM

04/19/2018

Bus Trip -- May 8th

Urbandale Historical Society Event
Save the date: May 8. a bus trip to Algona, I A to include a visit to the POW Museum. This camp was the 'home' for 10,000 German prisoners during WWII.
Cost: $80.00 (covers Transportation, Refreshments, Lunch, and Museum fees)
Reservations: Send checks with name and contact information, address, Phone # E-mail and emergency contact ) to:
Urbandale Historical Society
4010 70th St.
Urbandale IA 50322
Ph 515 270 2917
Bus leaves 4010 70th Street parking lot at 7:00 AM Returning 5:30 PM

04/19/2018

Use your creativity. Re purpose a unique (?) item from the Historic Olmsted Urban House,and impress your friends. Attend the sale Saturday.

11/28/2017

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE - Sunday, December 3rd

With Thanksgiving over it's time to get ready for the Historical Society's Holiday Open House at the Olmsted-Urban House, 4010 70th St. THIS SUNDAY FROM 2-4. Come see the vintage decorations, toys and dolls. Share the Christmas music, cookies and fellowship, Out on the lawn there will be a variety of family activities including photographs, and a visit from Mrs. Claus and a reindeer. The tree lighting at 5 p.m. will officially launch the Holiday Season in Urbandale. It's all free though a donation to the localToys For Tots would be appreciated.

Tree Lighting 2016
12/07/2016

Tree Lighting 2016

Photos from Urbandale Historical Society's post
12/05/2016

Photos from Urbandale Historical Society's post

THANK YOU Endow Urbandale for the $2,000 Grant!
11/12/2016

THANK YOU Endow Urbandale for the $2,000 Grant!

The Urbandale Historical Society received a $2,000 Endow Urbandale grant to be applied toward purchase and/or update of technology to digitally record and archive Urbandale’s historical records.

Pictured from left to right: Steve Schuler, Mayor Andeweg, Norm Huitt, Jo Henry, Virginia Gee, Robert Simon, Steve Lytle

Presenting! The Urbandale Historical Society Bus Tour Cast and Crew at the Corning Opera House on 10-11-2016! Great time...
10/12/2016

Presenting! The Urbandale Historical Society Bus Tour Cast and Crew at the Corning Opera House on 10-11-2016! Great time had by all.

Urbandale Historical Society's cover photo
09/14/2016

Urbandale Historical Society's cover photo

Today we take time to remember
09/11/2012

Today we take time to remember

05/03/2012

Looking for Urbandale High School Yearbooks for 1958, 1965, 1968, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993, and 2006 forward.

THANK YOU to Bravo for your support and to the Leadership Urbandale Class of 2011 for their efforts in securing the gran...
06/30/2011
Site Map

THANK YOU to Bravo for your support and to the Leadership Urbandale Class of 2011 for their efforts in securing the grant.

Site Map

04/28/2011

Big Thank you to the Urbandale High School students for taking time yesterday to record Urbandales history through video interviews of long time residents.

04/23/2011

Olmsted-Urban House

04/22/2011

Welcome to the Urbandale Hisotrical Society's page.

Address

4010 70th St
Urbandale, IA
50322

General information

The Olmsted-Urband (headquarters of the Urbandale Historical Society) is open to the public for schedued programs, open house events, and special tours by appointment. Call 515-270-2917 for more information. The Executive Board meets the third Monday of each month at 7:00pm at the Olmsted-Urband House. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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