To research, collect, organize and preserve documents, photographs, information and artifacts of the past for the education and enjoyment of future generations.
The Dyersville Area Historical Society was established and chartered in 1983 by a group of dedicated individuals devoted to conserving the history of Dyersville and its families.
A genealogical library provides many resources to enable family historians to research their ancestry and heritage.
A large amount of information involving Dyersville buildings, businesses, organizations, churches etc. has also been collected.
In 1988, the first frame house built in Dyersville by its founder, James Dyer in 1850, was purchased by the Dyersville Area Historical Society. The house was completely renovated and restored to its Victorian elegance and now houses a Doll Museum and many unique displays significant to the history of Dyersville.