Welcome, residents and visitors!

The Madison County Historic Preservation Commission exists to encourage historic preservation throughout Madison County, Iowa, by providing information, education, and technical assistance to individuals, businesses, and locations. We also take a leadership role in specific projects such as the National Historic Register nomination for the Winterset Courthouse Square and the county-wide investigation of Underground Railroad activities. Learn more about what we can do to assist you in your preservation projects and learn more about Madison County history by wandering through the information we have provided here.

A Gravestone for Charlie Moore

During the summer of 2016, the Madison County Historic Preservation Commission had a successful fund-raising campaign to provide a gravestone for Freedom Seeker Charlie Moore in the Winterset Cemetery. Moore made his way through Madison County on the Underground Railroad and later returned to Winterset to live the last 50 years of his life. To learn more about Charlie and to see A Gravestone for Charlie Moore.

Moore - Charlie location in Winterset Cemetery

2016 Preserve Iowa Summit. Our History. Our Future.

Davenport, September 15-17, 2016

The Preserve Iowa Summit is the premier statewide annual conference for professionals and volunteers involved in historic preservation in Iowa. The Summit will feature more than 35 educational sessions held in or near downtown Davenport. Session topics include the National Register of Historic Places, historic wallpaper, historic tax credits, preservation grants, new technology for surveying historic properties, historic cemeteries, window rehabilitation, and a special workshop on the African American experience in Iowa.

Two of our Madison County Commissioners are participating on a panel to discuss the typical duties of a Historic Preservation Commission including how to successfully engage with local officials, volunteers, and other organizations within the area.

For more information or to register, go to www.preserveiowasummit.org.

August 2016 right side snippet