THE POSTOFFICE MUSEUM
WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR NORMAL OPERATION DURING THIS TIME OF THE CORONAVIRUS. WE HAVE MANY ELDERLY VOLUNTEERS THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO KEEP SAFE DURING THIS TIME. IF YOU WISH TO TOUR THE MUSEUM BY APPOINTMENT, PLEASE CALL 641-895-6323 AND WE WILL ATTEMPT TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS.
The Appanoose County Historical Society owns two historic addresses in Centerville. The society's office and main location is the Post Office museum at 100 West Maple, Centerville, Iowa.
Summer hours (Mid-may through mid-October)
Monday - Friday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Off-season hours (Mid-October through mid-May)
Wednesday - Friday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m
Groups of 10 or more may call and schedule tours at other times. Call 641-856-8040 and leave a message.
Admission is $4 for adults, $1 for students
THE OLD JAIL AND SHERIFF'S RESIDENCE
The Appanoose County Historical Society also owns the property at 527 North Main. It's the Old Jail and Sheriff's Residence, one of the few of it's kind left in the country. The residence faces the street and the attached jail is located behind. Also on this property is the Bland Cabin.
This property is not currently open to visitors while funds are raised to renovate the property.
THE BLAND CABIN
Also located at 527 North Main Street, the Bland Cabin was disassembled log by log and moved this location and rebuilt. It was discovered near Plano inside another structure that had preserved it for so many years.
Due to recent efforts by several Historical Society members, the cabin has received a new roof and the logs have been rechinked to protect it from the elements.
Pioneer Days are held for all of the 5th graders in the county every year in May, where many pioneer crafts and chores are demonstrated.