Historic Preservation Commission

Old County Jail, Built in 1857

Mission of the Historic Preservation Commission

Promote the educational, cultural, economic and general welfare of the public through the recognition, enhancement, and perpetuation of sites of historical and cultural significance.

Safeguard the County’s historic, aesthetic, and cultural heritage by preserving sites of historic and cultural significance, which will stabilize and improve property values, and with foster pride in the legacy of beauty and achievements of the past.

Promote the use of landmarks and districts of historic and cultural significance as places for the education, pleasure, and welfare of the people of the County.


Muscatine County Fairgrounds

The Commission received a Historical Resource Development Program Grant to nominate the West Liberty Fairgrounds to the National Registry of Historic Places. A successful partnering of the Muscatine County Fair Board and the Commission secured funding and completed the restoration of the deteriorating swine building. 

Wilton Downtown Commercial District

The Muscatine County Preservation Commission and the City of Wilton believe Wilton’s downtown business district is a viable historic district and through hard work and research are working towards a listing in the National Register of Historic Places.  Such a listing will bring positive notice and public recognition to business operators and property owners who have been good caretakers of these historic buildings and will also inform, educate and encourage others, who may not be aware of these buildings’ historical character, to maintain and rehabilitate them.

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The Muscatine County Historic Preservation Commission, consisting of nine members who are residents of Muscatine County was created by resolution of the Board of Supervisors on June 27, 2011.