• Waukee Triangle, 1913

  • Waukee Drug Store and Post Office

  • Aerial Photo

  • Waukee Triangle, 1950s

  • A service station. The building is currently Classic Floral.

    Mobilgas, 1954

About
The Waukee Area Historical Society was formed to preserve and share the history of Waukee and the surrounding community. Click here to learn more.
History
We'd love for you to browse through our photo galleries and read a few stories from our history. Click here to learn more.
Calendar
We host a number of events throughout the year, and would love to see you there. Click here to learn more.
Membership
The Waukee Area Historical Society was built for you and we'd love to have you as a member. As a member, there are a number of ways you can help out. Click here to learn more.

A Few Fun Facts About Waukee

Incorporated

December 23, 1878

Population in 1880

245

Population in 2010

13,790

Politics

Two Presidential Candidates have stopped in Waukee during their campaigns: George McGovern and Barack Obama.

Largest Coal Producer

Shuler Mine produced more coal than any other mine in the state.

Train Wreck

In December 1903, a head on collision between two trains occurred, and resulted in three fatalities.

Become part of Waukee History

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About Us

Waukee Area Historical Society
The Waukee Area Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that celebrates the traditions of our earliest residents through a variety of projects, exhibits, and museums.  The Waukee Area Historical Society was established in 2012. Learn More

What We Do

  • Collect and Preserve

    We've been fortunate enough to receive photos, stories, and special pieces from the local community. We believe it is our responsibility to protect what we've been provided.
  • Share and Educate

    It is our responsibility to share with the community what we've been gifted.
  • Support

    We will work to support the efforts of preserving and sharing the history of Waukee and the surrounding community.

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