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. 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

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It's been a good week at the Museum!

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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 models ... See more

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A good turnout for tonight's Chili Cook-off.

1 week ago
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All set up and ready for the 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off. Come out and vote for your favorite Chili. AMPI will be serving grilled cheese and the MI'ONO Club will be serving Ice Cream and toppings. ... See more

1 week ago
American Truck Historical Society

ATHS plays a pivotal role in preserving trucking history and is recognized as the leader in this effort by the trucking industry and historical truck enthusi...

2 weeks ago
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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone! The Samson Tractor Co. was started in 1900 in Stockton, CA. They became well known for their tractors. In 1917 they were purchased by GM to hopefully compete with the ... See more

2 weeks ago
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Part of some of the excitement at the Museum today.

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Finally in it's new home. 1948 Federal Electric original 2 sided neon.

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All Good things must come to an end. Thank You Backyard Bounce for coming to the Museum today!

  • 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.