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Blacksmith shop photo on display at the Carter House Museum in Elkader, IA

Carter House Museum

Elkader Historical Society
101 High St. S.E.
(563)245-1573
Elkader, IA 52043
The past returns when you enter the Carter House and its attached annex. Come see the restored glass negatives from the late 1920's of the interior of Elkader businesses and school rooms. Capture the feeling of welcoming home Civil War soldiers after the war. A street banner has just been found which dates from 1861 to 1865.
  • Admission: Adults - $5.00, Children under 12 - $3.00
  • Open: Sat. & Sun. 12 pm. - 4pm., May thru Sept.
  • A National Register Historic Site
Call (563)245-1573
Welcome!  Explore the natural beauty, cultural heritage and recreational opportunities in Elkader, located in the Turkey River Recreational Corridor, an Iowa Great Places destination. Browse unique shops in the downtown national historic district, attend an event in our Cultural and Entertainment District, take in a first-run movie and savor local cuisine. Plan a visit today!
City Notices

Swimming Lesson Registration - get the 2015 Swimming Lesson Registration with complete information.

Swimming Pool Employment - get the 2015 Employment Application.

2015 Water Quality Report...get the 2015 Water Quality Report.

2015 Recycling Schedule...get the 2015 Recycling Schedule.

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Job Opportunities

NEICAC Transit seeking drivers in Elkader area - Contact Monica L. Roderick, Transit Driver Coordinator, Phone: 563-382-8436 ext. 121; email: monica@neicac.org
...see job ad poster

Elkader Lifestyle

Elkader Fitness Center classes - Get fitness class info at www.elkaderfitness.com.

Central Community Hospital wellness screenings and programs -
See CC Hospital events schedule at: www.centralcommunityhospital.com.

In the News

Elkader still leads county in sales
read article in Clayton County Register

Workers install restored Clayton County Courthouse clock - The 117-year-old clock will chime again...see KCRG article

Treats on Bridge St. in Elkader, IA
A look at Elkader façade project
Sixteen local property owners participate in a project to return storefronts to their original appearance...see photos.

Upcoming Events
Aug 07 -- Aug 08
Iowa's Annual Sales Tax Holiday
Aug 21
Main Street Elkader Rhythm on the River
Aug 22
Art in the Park
Aug 22
Iconic Songs of the Early 70's
Aug 23
Elkader Model Train Show & Swap Meet
Aug 23
Art in the Park
Sep 19
7th annual Abdelkader Education Project Forum
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