Jewell Historical Society
Browse our Collection

       The Jewell Historical Collection consists of materials (archives, artifacts, photographs, books, maps, newspapers, and audio-visuals) documenting the history of Jewell Junction and its vicinity.   You can gain an appreciation of the rich diversity in the collection by browsing our museum.  A representative sampling from the collection is arranged under broad categories used for organizing archival material.  Click on highlighted terms to reveal images and descriptive text.   Many images may be enlarged to reveal further detail.

CITY GOVERNMENT

 
City Main Street Business District (photos)
Junction of two railroads  (Railroad)
Junction of two highways  (Highway 69 information)
Welcome to Jewell sign
Jewell Municipal Pool (news articles)
BUSINESSES, INDUSTRIES, PROFESSIONS
Laughing Grasshopper Produce (news article and photos)
Robert's Cafe (opening announcement)
ORGANIZATIONS
Cultural

Neighborhood
 

Religious
   Christian Church (established 1905)
   Congregational Church (established 1883)
   Good Shepherd Catholic (decommissioned)
   Federated UCC (history, photos & 1979 cookbook)
   Lutheran (photos, records, cookbook)
   Methodist Church (established 1888)

Social
 

Youth
   Boy Scouts of America (news articles, photos)
 

RESIDENTS
 
SCHOOLS
Jewell Public School (photos and yearbooks from 19211924, and 1928)

South Hamilton School (beginning moments of a community school - images and text)
               Sports Teams
Jewell Lutheran College (photos of buildings, news articles)

Story County townships (reports of secretaries & treasurers 1870-1881)

CELEBRATIONS AND EVENTS
Jewell Centennial (Centennial Commemorative Plate)