Sweet Vale of Avoca Museum

The Sweet Vale of Avoca Museum

has closed out the 2021 summer season.

Off-season visiting hours are the

third Sunday of the month from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Next Open Sunday:  February 20, 2022.


Newtown/Avoca Historical Society

Special Meeting - January 24, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Next Regular Meeting is February 1, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

at the Sweet Vale of Avoca Museum.

See the paintings on display at the Museum that were done by local artists. This one by Ethel Peters.

A "teaser" of what you might see at the Sweet Vale of Avoca Museum created by Council Bluffs videographer Craig Carlson. From the Pottawattamie County Museum website . . . (Click the arrow to play the video.)

Did You Miss Avoca's "2019 Trolley Tour"?

Read On . . . 

Looking for something to do with family this weekend? Did you miss the Trolley Tour during Avoca's 150th celebration? The Newtown-Avoca Historical Society has created a booklet that follows that tour and includes pictures of then and now. You can follow the whole route or do a section. The booklets are available in a box on the top step of the courthouse which is where the tour starts. There is no charge, but donations can be made to the Newtown-Avoca Historical Society. So take a drive, a bike ride, or a walk and see and learn some history of old buildings in Avoca.

After serious deliberation, the Historical Society has decided to postpone the wedding dress display to the Summer of 2022. We had already started contacting people for the loan of their dresses 50 years old or older. We appreciate those of you who had agreed to loan your dresses for this display, and we hope you will still consider their loan in 2022. We appreciate your understanding!

Programs to Look Forward to . . .

PLANS ARE BEING MADE to have another exhibit of wedding dresses from community members.  We ask that the dresses be fifty years old or older.  Contact the Museum if you have one that could be displayed that was not in our 2017 Show.  (This exhibit has been postponed to the Summer of 2022.)