Museum Information


Hours

We're open for self guided tours 8 AM to 4 PM 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

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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. Otto Armleder was born in 1862. At the age of 17 he started the Cincinnati Beer Bottling Co. 3 years later he founded O. Armleder & Co, carriage and wagon mfrs. In ... See more

1 week ago
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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. GMC can trace it's truck root's back to 1902 when the Rapid Motor Vehicle Co. was formed. W.C. Durant bought the company in 1909 and made it a part of the General ... See more

1 week ago
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Thank You to Moonlite Crewzers Car & Truck Show for putting us on your Garage Tour. Great bunch of people.

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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. The Badger Four Wheel Drive Auto Co. was started by Otto Zachow and William Besserdich in 1909. The Badger was dropped from the name in 1910. Their patented full ... See more

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Looking forward to hosting and helping this Great cause.

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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. Towards the end of WW I, Henry Ford had a vision to convert the military pickup for civilian use. In July of 1917 the Ford Model TT was introduced as the first ... See more

3 weeks ago
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It was finally nice here Friday so we decided to get the Hawkeye out and start getting it ready for it's trip to Reno https://www.facebook.com/…/gm.2089649391…/2090605287854449/…

4 weeks ago
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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. C.A. Tilt started the Diamond T Motor Car Co. in 1905. Tilt used his Dad's logo that he was putting on the shoes he was making. A diamond for Quality and the T for ... See more

1 month ago
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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone.
Wrecks and Wreckers. The first recorded automobile accident was in 1891. The vehicle hit a hitching post, only minor injuries. The credit for the first Wrecker/Tow ... See more

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Happy Fun Fact Friday Everyone. Pictured is a 1958 Autocar DC. This truck has a 230 Cummins and a 5 x 4 transmission. It is equipped with a Elston Electric Sander. Elston who was a Spencer, IA ... 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.