Museum Information


Hours

We're open for self guided tours 8 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday. Staff guided tours are available by appointment.

We are also open on Saturday by appointment only. (Closed Sunday)

Admission

$10.00 for Adults. Children 12 and under are free.

Group discounts are available - please call for more information.

School and Care Facility groups are free.


Please let us know if you're planning on making a visit!


Event Areas

Available by appointment all year.

We have a 5,000 sq. foot Event Room available for shows, events, receptions, etc. We charge $1.50 per person with a $75.00 minimum. Tables and chairs are included, but you will have to provide your own place settings and table cloths.

We have a 12-person Conference Room with a table for meeting space. We charge $35.00 for half day use and $70.00 for full day use.

We also have a 1000 sq foot cafeteria and buffet space which is included with the rental of either the Conference or Event rooms.

Please note that these areas do not include admission to the Museum or Antique Truck displays.

Make an Appointment

Tours by Appointment Only

  • Monday - Saturday
  • Schedule an Event

    info@yesterdaysmemories.us

News

4 days ago
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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. Charles Nash founded Nash Motors in 1916 after leaving General Motors as it's president. Nash enjoyed several years of success by focusing on building cars that ... See more

1 week ago
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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. John C. Vander Haag Sr. started South Side Junkyard in 1939. At the time, John Jr. was 7 years old. He would run home from school everyday to see what new treasures ... See more

2 weeks ago
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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. The American Truck Historical Society was formed in 1971 to preserve the history of trucks and the trucking industry. After a few changes over the years, They are ... See more

2 weeks ago

2 weeks ago
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All set up and ready to go for the 2019 ATHS National Truck Show in Reno, NV

3 weeks ago
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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. Ralph Bennett founded the Hawkeye Truck Co. in 1914 in Sioux City, IA. The first truck rolled out the door in 1915. By 1918 they had 65 employees and were turning ... See more

1 month ago
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So we had a little glitch this week. Mitch Langfitt was teaching me all the secrets of getting the 1916 Hawkeye started and running properly. I gave my friend Rod Rodarte from Hawaii a ride so we ... See more

1 month ago
Photos from Yesterday's Memories's post

So we had a little glitch this week. Mitch Langfitt was teaching me all the secrets of getting the 1916 Hawkeye started and running properly. I gave my friend Rod Rodarte from Hawaii a ride so we ... See more

1 month ago
Photos from Yesterday's Memories's post

Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. In 1913 Frank Ruggles started the Alma Manufacturing Co. He began producing trucks for the Maxwell Motor Company under the Hercules name. It didn't take Frank long ... See more

1 month ago

Thank You to Hull Christian School for stopping by as part of your field trip today.

  • Our history


  • Located in Sanborn Iowa, Yesterday's Memories Museum houses 1000's of items from the years gone by. Almost 80 years ago, the Vander Haag family began to collect trucks and cars. John Vander Haag senior opened Southside Junkyard in 1939 which sold recycled automotive and truck parts. The company, which was later renamed to Vander Haag's Inc., eventually dropped the automotive side of the business and focused solely on trucks. The family began to collect things like children's toys, fuel pumps, historic trucks, cars, and mechanical implements.

    Spencer Yard
    www.vanderhaags.com

  • On Display


    • Reo

    • Jeffery

    • Krebs

    • GMC

    • Ford

    • Chevrolet

Preserving Yesterday's Memories for the Future.