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

17 hours ago
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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. By the late 1920's, the automobile was no longer a plaything, but a vital necessity to many Americans. The automobile industry became the biggest customer of the ... See more

1 week ago
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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. Ransom Eli Olds founded the Olds Motor Vehicle Company in 1897. By 1901 he had built 11 prototype vehicles, including at least one of each power mode: steam, ... See more

1 week ago
Ford F4 Museum Unit

Check out the 1949 Ford F4 For Sale at Yesterdays Memories
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2 weeks ago
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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone! 1928 marked a big change for Ford Motor Co. They released the newly designed Model A and Model AA trucks to replace the Model T. They came with a 200-cubic-inch ... See more

2 weeks ago

Due to the current health situation and in accordance with Iowa Governor Reynolds emergency proclamation, Yesterdays Memories will be closed for public tours until further notice.

3 weeks ago
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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone! Yellowstone Park Transportation Co. was started in 1892, Not to be confused with Yellowstone National Park, using stage coaches to offer visitors views of the park. ... See more

4 weeks ago
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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. The Krebs Commercial Car Company was started in 1912 when General Motors closed down the Elmore Manufacturing Company and moved it to Detroit. Contrary to there name, ... See more

1 month ago
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A fun time was had by all this morning! It looked like the moms were having as much fun as the kids!

1 month ago
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Come check out the first annual Go Cart Swap meet going on at the Museum today!

1 month ago
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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. International Harvester Company started building trucks in 1914. They were mainly marketed to farmers and became an immediate success and were then sold 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.