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

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Two days away from Rail Road Days. Come check out everything that is happening in Sanborn this weekend.

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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. The first Walcott Truckers Jamboree was held in 1979 and has been an annual event ever since. This event is put on every year to celebrate the nation's trucker's. ... See more

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For those of you who have not the chance to experience the I-80 Jamboree, this is our first time here, we would highly recommend it. We have lots of pictures to share, but this is tonight's Grand ... See more

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After a rather interesting morning, we are all set up at the I 80's 40th Truckers Jamboree. Lots of trucks still rolling in. Look who is set up right across from us. 😀

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Loaded up and ready to head to Walcott Truckers Jamboree to help them Celebrate 40 Years.

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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. I thought this would be a fitting post for the Independence Day weekend. The All-American Truck Company was started in Chicago, Illinois in 1918. They came equipped ... See more

  • 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.