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. Audio and Video capabilities available for a fee.

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

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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. In 1928 Chevrolet introduced the National AB pickup which was a light-duty line. It had a 107 -inch wheelbase and a 56" track front and rear. By this time Chevrolet ... See more

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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. In the 1960's Ford leveraged it's reputation for quality trucks into an entirely new line - the N-series. They were a cross between a conventional and a cab-over. ... See more

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Wishing Everyone a Safe and Happy New Year!

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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. Powered by a 21-stud Flathead V-8 engine with a Stromberg downdraft carburetor and a 3-speed manual transmission, this 1934 Ford Panel Truck exemplifies how ... See more

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Wishing Everyone a safe and Merry Christmas!

4 weeks ago
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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. Henry Ford started the Ford Motor Company on June 16, 1903. The Company went on to become one of the largest and most profitable companies in world and was able to ... See more

1 month ago
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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. The International Harvester Company was formed in 1902 when five Chicago based farm machinery companies merged. In 1907 they built the first Auto-Buggy. The demand for ... See more

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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. Horace and John Dodge started the Dodge Brothers Company in the early 1900's. At that time, they were supplying parts and assemblies to the Detroit area. It was not ... See more

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2 months ago
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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. The Mack Brothers Company was founded in 1900 and started making buses but it wasn't until 1907 that they started making trucks. In 1922, they changed the name to ... 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.