Jewell Historical Society

There is always work to do.

To allow the Jewell Historical Society museum building to be fully accessible,
the front steps needed to be removed and then replaced.

December, 2020 - Mission Accomplished (and paid for) !


There always have been ongoing projects, like work to rebuild our West doorway.

Our Southwest doorway has now been rebuilt.


Due to help from Ron Cook, the chair lift has now been installed.


     Jewell historian Dick Steffen, curator for Jewell Historical Society, worked with the folks of Jewell A Main Street Community (formerly JADE) to provide the community with a historic tour of four vaults located in downtown Jewell.  Dick gave a historic tour of new and old vaults still located in downtown Jewell.

Vault #1: 2021 Availa Bank vault: corner of Main and King
Vault #2:  1911 vault for First National Bank
Vault #3:  1911 vault from the new building for First National Bank
Vault #4: 1911 State Bank of Jewell


Thanks to funding from these organizations, work continues on our facilities.



Some ideas of possible projects - a possible to do list

Helpful Volunteers
A web presence and Internet access at the museum,
Starting a newsletter for members,
Old phone books,
Family histories
Completion of front steps and handicap ramp


The floorplan of our headquarters:
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COLLECTIONS to come