WELCOME TO CLAY COUNTY HERITAGE!
ADMISSION TO OUR FACILTIES IS FREE THANKS TO SPONSORSHIP BY HYVEE.
Our mission is to collect, preserve and interpret local Clay County history for the education and enjoyment of the public.
Our collection is showcased at the Clay County Heritage Center and Parker Museum.
CLAY COUNTY HERITAGE CENTER
The Clay County Heritage Center is located in downtown Spencer. It houses two galleries and the bulk of our collection. One gallery contains a permenant exhibit dedicated to Clay County History call "This Land We Call Home – Settling Clay County” and the other hosts temporary exhibits that rotate every few months.
EXHIBITS AND EVENTS CALENDAR
The South Gallery rotates exhibits every few months using both artifacts from our collection and loaned items. Our current temporary exhibit "Heritage & Century Farms of Clay County" is…
2023 Exhibit Sponsors
Platinum($5000+)John and Carole Lea Cotton Gold($1500-$4999) Silver($500-$1499)Craig Neiderheiser-State Farm InsuranceSpencer AgHemphill Law Office Bronze($250-$499) Kari's Fine…
The Parker Museum is an excellent example of the arts-and-crafts style of architecture. The house was built in 1916 for the Roy Webb family and was later donated to be an historic house museum. This museum showcases the lifestyle of rural Iowa throughout the years and the house's primary residents, the James E. Parker family.
VOLUNTEER AND CONTRIBUTE
CENTURY PLUS CLUB
There are many ways to support Clay County Heritage including becoming a member and volunteering. Members are essential in helping us on our journey to present new exhibitions, maintain our buildings, enhance educational programming for all ages, and provide access to our unique local history collection. Volunteers can choose from a variety of opportunities year round that allow us to connect with public through community events and complete projects necessary for the maintence of our collection.
The Clay County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is located in the Clay County Heritage Center. Informational brochures from area businesses and attractions are available. Visit www.exploreclaycounty.org to learn more about visiting Clay County!