“Discovering the future in the
stories of the past”
Join us on our journey of discovery. Visit us. Read our stories. Engage with our programs. Think. Wonder.
Did you know?
Before 1900, no one lived here in what we call the Quincy Valley. Well, there were coyotes, jackrabbits, birds and insects, but no humans. No, not even Native Americans. They traveled through and came in spring and fall to dig edible roots, but didn’t settle here.
Why was that?
How did people eventually start to live here?
Where did they come from?
What did they do here?
Now, fast forward to today, and there are thousands of people living here from all over the world – working, going to school, farming, working in industry and business, building high-tech data centers.
How did this change?
Maybe you never wondered about this, but it is rather fascinating. There’s much to learn, even in this small town.
The past has given us roots to build our future upon.
We are the Quincy Valley Historical Society & Museum,
and we invite you to journey with us.
Incorporated in 2002 as a 501(c)3 charity, the Society is a mostly volunteer organization, privately funded. The challenges of restoring both the Reiman-Simmons House and Pioneer Church were accomplished by 2009 and today the campus consists of beautiful park grounds with various outbuildings and the new Heritage Barn.
Our mission as a Society is to be the hub of history and culture in our community. Our educational programming is a big part of who we are, and includes school Time Travelers hands-on field trips, speakers, concerts, festivals, family research, books and publications and many other endeavors.
We invite you to become a part of this community of volunteers, committed to all aspects of our mission and to serve our citizens and visitors alike. We take great pride in our heritage campus and programming, and endeavor to build community pride.
Current Board of Directors:
Ed Field, President; Pam Barrow, Vice-President; Sue Simmons Gabales, Secretary, Diane Evens, Treasurer
At Large: Kaye Baumgartner, Carol Golay, Jenny Hayes, Lana Rice Lubach, Jenna Mariotti, Tracy Ovenell, Roger Simmons
Board of Directors Emeritus: Gar Pilliar
Staff: Harriet Weber, Director of Operations; Dwight Needens, Curator; Venita Evens, Collections Manager