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The Galva Museum is dedicated to preserving and showing the history of Galva and the surrounding community. 

  • Pictures and a time line trace the history of Galva's Main Street from its beginnings in 1879 to the present.

  • An extensive collection of school memorabilia from Galva High School and Galva Grade School includes yearbooks, pictures, old trophies, school newspapers, and school records dating from 1889 to 1957.

  • Records and pictures of many local country schools

  • Ongoing collection of Canton-Galva USD #419 items

  • Collection from Galva High School

  • Vern's Barber Shop, which has many items from his shop; since Vern was in business 61 years.

  • The Home Telephone Office booth features a switchboard and other various old telephones

  • Various pictures and items from the Galva Cafe

  • Elevator display with a mural showing different modes of transportation hauling grain to an elevator from 1800's - 2000

  • Learn the importance the oil boom played in Galva's history

  • Lest we forget, uniforms, newspapers and photos from the Civil War, WWI, WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War remind us of the price paid for our freedom

  • "Faith of our Fathers" display shows the history of the local churches

  • Old newspapers from Galva, dating from 1888 through 1939, and old stories of Galva and Empire provide a wealth of information for those doing genealogy research of their ancestors who settled in this area.


1st Sunday- 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

2nd Saturday- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

3rd Thursday- 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

or by Appointment

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