The Dysart Historical Center is dedicated to preserving the community’s historical treasures and to serving as an educational enrichment facility for visitors of all ages. Included in the center are the Dysart Historical Museum and the Country School. Both of these buildings are handicapped accessible with a climate controlled environment for the comfort of visitors. The Agnes Luze Memorial Rose Garden creates a beautiful landscape for visitors to view and admire.
Dysart Historical Museum
Established in 1997, the Dysart Historical Museum is located in the former Peace United Church of Christ building. This historical building dates back to 1894 and has been completely restored. It contains many interesting artifacts relative to the history of the Dysart area including displays showing Rail and Architecture, Military Uniforms, a hair salon, and a 1940’s kitchen display. There is also a Museum Kids Corner for children to play in while the adults take a look around.
In 2003, the Country School was moved from Carroll Township in Tama County to its present location beside the museum. The school has been carefully restored and authentically furnished. The classroom setup is quite similar to the way it looked when it was first established; giving each visitor a chance to experience what it was like to attend school back then.