Museum Information


Hours

We're open 8 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday. We are also open on Saturday by appointment only. (Closed Sunday)

Admission

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

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 available when serving meals.

Catering services are available from Jay's Café in Sanborn.

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

3 days ago
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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. In 1915 Ransom Eli Olds introduced the REO Speedwagon. These were also one of the first pneumatic tired vehicles that REO produced. They had several different ... See more

5 days ago
PW Connect / Sanborn

Yesterdays Memories and the Vander Haag family are hosting Partners Worldwide on Thursday October 17 to share the work they are doing around the world "Connecting the Unconnected" Hear how Partners ... See more

Have you asked yourself: What can I do to really end poverty?This is the question that guides our work, and we’re excited about the progress being made! We invite you to take a front row seat and ... See more

1 week ago
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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone.
To commemorate the American Bicentennial in 1976, Kenworth introduced the "V.I.T." limited addition trucks, "Very Important Trucker". They used the W900's and the ... See more

2 weeks ago
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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. Traffic Motor Truck Corporation was started in 1917 by Theodore Brandle, Guy Wilson and Harry Mammen in Saint Louis. They started out building 2 ton trucks. In 1922 ... See more

3 weeks ago
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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. The Truck Convoy is a celebration of the trucking industry and it's support for Special Olympics. It started in Florida in 2001 and is now held in 24 states and 4 ... See more

3 weeks ago
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So excited to host the Western Iowa Tourism group today! Welcome to our community.

1 month ago
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The Semi truck and trailer. Something that we all rely on daily for our goods. The first trailer was built by black smith and wagon builder, August Fruehauf, in 1914. They used a Model T to pull it. ... See more

1 month ago
June E. Nylen Cancer Center

Great job everyone! Glad to host this great event in Sanborn this year.

June E. Nylen Cancer Center was visited by the organizers of Commercial Chaos for a Cure this morning to deliver the $22,000 in proceeds from their 2-day event back in July. These funds will help ... See more

1 month ago
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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. Back in 1927, E. P. Arnold saw the future in automobile parts and started Arnold Motor Supply. By 1932 he had opened 3 stores. He had the philosophy that you build ... See more

1 month ago

Set up and ready to go. Going to be a good day for a Car/Truck show. Come check out the Moonlite Crewzers Car & Truck Show at the Sheldon High School.

  • 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.