Museums closed for the winter; open by appointment only.
2021 was Pike County's Bicentennial. Our former webpage, pikeil200th.com, has been moved to this page to be saved. That domain is no longer active.
All of our events have been compiled into one book which is currently available at East School and Casteel's. This nearly 200 page book provides a cross-section of the county's history as well as photos from our events. Please visit us to purchase or contact us to make shipping arrangements.
Bicentennial souvenirs are still available at reduced prices at East School Museum. Please contact us to make shipping arrangements if needed.
White ceramic ornaments measuring about 3 inches across. Ornaments are flat with the logo on one side.
Fruit of the Loom cotton shirt. Please contact us to check size availability.
Yard signs with sturdy plastic stand.
Flat, round ornaments. About 3.5 inches wide. Colors are burgundy/red, pink, gold, green, blue, all shiny satin texture with white logo. Please contact us to check color availability.
1 inch button
Window clings and stickers are quite durable and water proof. Your choice free with each purchase.
All prices are suggested donations since we are a nonprofit organization. All donations benefit the Pike County Historical Society.
Our essay contest was held in January 2021. Entrants were asked to write about a person, place or event in Pike County's history. The winners are listed below. You can read the winning essays in our commemorative book. You can read all the essays here.
"Hunting in Pike County"
"A Contribution to Agriculture: The Life of Earl Clemmons Smith"
"Generations of Pipeline Workers"
"From Whence One Comes"
A Zoom celebration featuring Pike County historical organizations was held on January 31 to mark the county's official "birthday."
Maintenance Supervisor Darwin Feenstra led us on a tour which we recorded and uploaded to YouTube. This was in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the dedication of our courthouse, November 16, 2020.
We held a very successful raffle with the help of local businesses, organizations, and artists. The full gallery of items is viewable here.
We received over 60 photos from all over the county that were voted on by Facebook users. The winners are featured in our commemorative book. All photos are viewable here.
These decorative boards, crafted and donated by Jerry Rodhouse, were used as fundraisers for each of the museums in the county.