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     Heritage Hall Museum will continue to be open by appointment only

     until Covid concerns are diminished.  Hopefully, that time will not be much longer.  Visitors in groups of 5 or fewer will be welcomed.  


     Simply call ahead to any of the people listed below.  


CDC guidelines for visitors will be followed

including the requirement for a face covering.


    Elaine Raines     515-231-8063      Nancy Nelson       515-490-7763      

    Mary O'Donnell  515-336-4491      Louise O'Donnell  515-321-0559

    Evy Raes             515-480-0633      Barbara Mallon     515-480-9789

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318 First Avenue

Box 487

Slater Iowa, 



515-228-3832 (Hall)




Board Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 9:30 and are open to the public.  Call ahead for the location as we may not be at Heritage Hall during Covid restrictions.  Agendas, Minutes, and Financial Reports may be requested by calling a Board Meeting for review at the Hall. 

Thanks to a generous donation by Ron Finch, we are now able to display an original drawing of the Johnson House created by Wayde Soderstrum, father of Ron's late wife, Jean.   

The Johnson House has a rich history of being one of 3 hotels in Slater as well as housing Dr. Nott's dental practice and his daughter's beauty shop.  Items from these businesses are on display in our museum.   The Johnson House was located on the corner of First Ave and Story St.

In this photo, Wayne Rimathe is hanging the artwork with the guidance of Louise O'Donnell.

Genealogy Station


Blame it all on my ROOTS!

Tracing your genealogy is a rewarding and addictive adventure.  We can help by offering members free use of Ancestry.com and other search sites at our genealogy station.  Members who have completed their research have donated copies for your use.  You may be related!  

Photo Collections


If it happened in our community, it was probably printed in the Slater Paper or Tri-County Times.  We have them all for you to research.  You also have access to our hundreds of photos of school kids, weddings, town buildings, and even the first automobile delivered by horse and wagon.

  See what you will find inside....


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Baseball and Basketball


The name "Slater" is synonymous with baseball and basketball.  Our trophy cases are filled with the legacy of these sports along with scorebooks, photos, and memorabilia.  Who hit the first home run under the lights? King Schaudt will even be there to greet you!   


Events and Exhibits


Cemetery walks, Civil War history, harvest heritage events with the street lined with tractors, displays of wedding dresses and aprons, exhibits of school days and the joys of growing up in a small town have all been offered free to the community.  These along with permanent displays make Heritage Hall a treasure in the community.