Come visit the Clear Lake Historical Society at its NEW location at 800 1st Ave. S. in Clear Lake.  Watch this space for visiting hours.  We hope that you can catch the wave of Clear Lake’s history!

From the Sioux and Winnebago Indians and pioneer settlers to the famous speakers on the Chautauqua national circuit, Clear Lake, Iowa has a colorful history.  Knowledge of the past encourages responsible citizenship, a deeper understanding of current events and an inspiration for creating the next chapters of history.

The Clear Lake Historical Society mission is to collect, preserve, protect and provide information from early area history to the present, on the natural and human environment of our corner of the universe.

Welcome to an introduction to Clear Lake, Iowa’s colorful history!