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. 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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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

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Wishing Everyone a Safe and Happy Halloween!

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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. The American Truck Historical Society has been around since 1971 to preserve the history of trucks and the trucking industry. After a few changes over the years, They ... See more

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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. GMC's Astro line goes back to the 1950's with the introduction of the H-model in mid 1949. They continued to be GMC's class 8 model until 1959 when the new H-model ... See more

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Partners Connect Sanborn 2019

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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

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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

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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

  • 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.