Local History & Artifact Collection

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image of the Local History and Artifact Collection at the floyd county historical museum

Local History & Artifact Collection

image of a historical bike at the floyd county historical museumThis room houses a number of small collections that were donated by individuals from Floyd County. They include Native American and International Ethnographic items, Natural History items and Herman Tjaden's wood carvings. A majority of the Native American artifacts are not from Floyd County but were collected from around the United States. The most unique item in the room is the iron lung used at the Charles City Cedar Valley Hospital during the polio epidemic of the 1940s-50s. The graphs on the iron lung show the number of polio cases in both Floyd County and Iowa.

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native american artwork in the floyd county historical museum
american artifiact at the floyd county historical museum
iron lung at the floyd county historical museum