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 Center Area

Available for party rentals throughout the year.

Yesterday’s Memories has a 5,000 square foot event room ready for your gathering needs.

Whether it’s a family reunion, reception, Holiday party or birthday celebration we have the space!

Please call or email us for your event rental prices.

Tables and chairs are included in the price, as well as use of our large kitchen area & game room.

Renters will need to provide their own table coverings and place settings.

Audio and video services are available for a small extra fee.

Please be aware that event center rental does not include admission to the museum buildings.

  • 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.