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Henry County Heritage Trust’s (HCHT) mission is to transform community landmarks into civic spaces and to preserve historic memories and artifacts in order to promote and celebrate Henry County and its people.


HCHT is governed by a board comprised of volunteers who are passionate about tangibly preserving the history of Henry County, and making it accessible to all.


The museum buildings are absolutely packed with information and memorabilia showcasing the lives of those who have inhabited Henry County, Iowa. The displays, exhibits and information are ever-changing and we invite you to join us to explore the rooms, display cases, and files to engulf yourself in our history. We are rich in the history of all things Henry County, Iowa, and always expanding!


Go to the About Us page for more about HCHT, the board, and how to contact us.

Click the photos above to view historic slideshows of Henry County
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Our board has worked diligently to make sure that our museum buildings are handicap accessible. 

HCHT is open Saturday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. May through October.

Please contact us through Facebook Messenger or by phone to arrange a visit to our museums at any other time.

Click below to go to our Facebook page

Van Allen Hall
Tonya Benedict Education Room
Donald E. Young Memorial Library
Veterans Hall


Henry County Room
Mount Pleasant Room
Arts and
Industries Room

Mental Health Institute

After the Mount Pleasant Mental Health Institute closed, all patient records were transferred to Independence, Iowa.  There are no MHI records held locally.  The contact for the Independence MHI is Medical Records Department 319-334-5288.  Good luck with your research.

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