Museum Information


Hours

We're open for self guided tours 10am to 4pm 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

2 days ago

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from all of us at Yesterdays Memories. We will be closed on December 24 & 25, and again on December 31 and January 1 for Museum Tours. Some dates are still available ... See more

1 week ago
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Special group of kids from Rock Valley Christian grade school getting a tour today

1 month ago
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All set up and ready to go. Come check out the 2018 Fall Festival Vendor Show. The Mi'ono Club is serving lunch

1 month ago
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All set up and ready to go. Come check out the 2018 Fall Festival Vendor Show. The Mi'ono Club is serving lunch

1 month ago
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Happy Diamond T Tuesday everyone.

1 month ago
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Happy Diamond T Tuesday everyone.

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

We have been doing some small updates and additions to our website. Working on getting more vehicles uploaded. If know something special about a type of vehicle we have be sure to send us a message, ... See more

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

We have been doing some small updates and additions to our website. We are working on getting more vehicles uploaded. If you know something special about a type of vehicle we have be sure to send ... See more

1 month ago
The Weathered Old Tree

A poem about ageing and how time has passed so quickly since I was young in the sixties

I whimsical walk down memory lane reflecting on the longevity of my life. A true tale of a time when as a schoolboy I was asked to hold a tree straight , a t...

2 months ago
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Are you planning a personal or work Christmas Party? Do you have a Wedding Reception, Reunion, Birthday Party or other Social Gathering coming up? Check us out for a one of a kind venue. We have ... 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.