Museum Information


We're open 8 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday. We are also open on Saturday by appointment only. (Closed Sunday)


$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


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  • 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

  • On Display

    • Reo

    • Jeffery

    • Krebs

    • GMC

    • Ford

    • Chevrolet

Preserving Yesterday's Memories for the Future.