Our Mission

 The mission of The Lisbon History Center is "To preserve and display the history of our area."  Our objective is to become the focal point for memorabilia in the Lisbon/Franklin Township area.
Currently at The Lisbon History Center

Please stop in and see the expanded Lisbon Sauerkraut Days display during the month of August.
Welcome to The Lisbon History Center
102 E Main
​PO Box 544
Lisbon, IA 52253
Located along the historic Lincoln Highway.
Contact Web Master at ericyarbrough@lisbonhistorycenter.com
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If you would like to make a donation to the Lisbon History Center, please click on the link below.
-Lisbon's Little Secret...

Well for anyone who has been to the Lisbon Cemetery you know that this secret is not little nor is it a secret to cemetery goers.​  We are talking about the 4 ton granite Gettysburg Boulder that stands proudly in remembrance of those who served our nation in the Civil War.  This quiet reminder of a very pivotal point in our American History stands proudly for all to see.

​Over one hundred years ago some local residents and the Women's Relief Corps sent a request to have a boulder from Gettysburg for a memorial monument.  The first request was in late 1914 and the process took over a year before the boulder was secured.  Please read here for a brief story about how the boulder came to be part of Lisbon, this is from our 2011 Cemetery Walk.  A special note is that there were only 2 boulders ever removed for the Gettysburg Battlefield.

​​We are glad to announce that the 100th year of this memorial will be coming up in May of this year.  The Gettysburg Boulder has stood proudly in the same spot for a century reminding everyone of the struggles of the civil war.  Along side of the boulder there are also grave markers of Lisbon residents who served in the Civil War, not necessarily in the Battle of Gettysburg.

At the Lisbon History Center we have copies of the maps where the boulder came from, almost all the correspondences ​​from the acquiring of the boulder.  You are free to stop in and take a look and ask questions. 

-The Lisbon History Center is on the search again.  We are looking for unique displays for out front display cabinet.  Through out the year we change around our front parlor area with various displays.  We have many displays like our military, wedding dresses, antique dolls and other holiday displays.
What we are looking for is anything that is unique and interesting, if you have a collections that you would like to display let us know.  We would be glad to display your collection in our glass showcase for a month or two. 
Please contact us at info@lisbonhistorycenter.com for more details or with any questions.​​
-We would like to congratulate Jun Whittenbaugh for winning the 5th Annual Gift Basket Raffle at the History Center during Sauerkraut Days.  Jen won two baskets full of close to $2,500.00 worth of merchandise and gift certificates from area businesses.
We would also like thank all of the area businesses that helped make the raffle possible this year.  Without the help of the area businesses we could not make this fun event happen.​
-As many of you know we had to replace the air conditioning/heating system in the history center over the summer. This is the same system that is our secondary heat in the winter months to keep utility cost down.  Before the system failed or began working improperly it saved us around 3% on our natural gas bill in the winter months.  For a small non-profit organization that is a large savings as we rely almost entirely on donations.

This is turning into an expensive project for the history center and could take us many months to pay for.  Through fundraising efforts and private donations we are making the steady climb to get this project paid for.  As of right now we are about half way to our goal of $12,000.00 to cover the cost of the heating/air conditioning units.  We are also working on other projects that well help make the History Center more energy efficient.    If you or someone you know would like to help or would like to make a donation please contact us. 

Thank you to the continued support given to the Lisbon History Center, we are here to make Lisbon history stay alive.​​

(The Lisbon History Center Foundation Inc. is a licensed 501c3 non-profit and all donations are tax deductible)