Few People Know America Got Its First Carnegie Library West Of The Mississippi Right Here In Iowa In 1910

Here’s a neat bit of trivia that not many Iowans realize: the first Carnegie Library west of the Mississippi River is right here in Iowa. You can still visit it today – it’s now the Carnegie Historical Museum, and it’s located in Fairfield, Iowa.

To learn more about this historic structure, and the museum it houses, head over to the Jefferson County Heritage website. And if you love obscure bits of Iowa trivia, you’ll also want to know all about the oldest musical band west of the Mississippi. That happened right here in Iowa as well!

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Address: Carnegie Historical Museum, 114 S Court St, Fairfield, IA 52556, USA