The City of Dysart

The City of Dysart

Historical Center

Dysart Historical Center

Dysart Historical Center

The Dysart Historical Museum was established in 1997 in the  former Peace United Church of Christ which was built in 1894.  The historic building has been completely restored and contains many interesting artifacts relative to the history of the Dysart area.

The Country School was moved from Carroll Township in Tama County to its present location beside the Museum  in 2003.  It has been carefully restored and authentically furnished.

An Agricultural Museum and Interpretive Center was built at the Center in 2011.  It contains many historic agricultural tools and displays.  It includes a 1940′s farm kitchen, historic Dysart railroad display, and children’s activity corner.

Both buildings are handicapped accessible, as well as completely climate controlled for the comfort of visitors.

Visitors will also enjoy the Center’s landscaping with its beautiful Agnes Luze Memorial Rose Garden.

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.

The Historical Center is open on Sundays from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M., May through September, and at other times for special events and programs.  There is no charge for admission, but donations are greatly appreciated.  Appointments for tours may be scheduled anytime during the year by contacting  319-476-7345, or 319-231-4992.


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Dysart Statistical Information

  • Population 1,379

Source: 2005-2009 American Community Survey


Gently rolling mid-continent fertile / high yield farmlands.


Corn, soybeans, cattle & hogs anchor agricultural economy. Larger Payrolls:


Median value of:
  • Single family house $95,200
  • Median mortgage $970

Source: 2005-2009 American Commuinity Survey


  • Electric Dysart Municipal Utilities
  • Natural Gas Alliant Energy
  • Water City of Dysart
  • Sewer City of Dysart
  • Phone Farmers Coop Telephone
  • Internet Farmers Coop Telephone
  • Internet Mediacom
  • TV Cable Mediacom
  • TV Cable Farmers Coop Telephone

Educational Insitutions

Union Community School District  

Health Care

Public Library

  • Books & Serial Volumes 12,633
  • Total Circulation 24,316
  • Children’s Materials 10,014
  • Public Internet Terminals 8

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, 2005


  • Sales Tax: 7%
  • State Income Tax 0.36% – 8.98% plus base rate

Source: Iowa Department of Revenue, 2008

Houses of Worship

Financial Institutions

Source: Federal Deposit Ins. Corp., 2008

Social Characteristics

  • High School Grad or Higher 95%
  • Bachelors Degree or Higher 16%
  • Civilian Veterans 16%

Source: 2005-2009 American Community Survey

Funded by the D.D.C.

The Dysart Development Corporation is a non-profit, community development organization open to all citizens and businesses in the community of Dysart and the surrounding area. Its primary objectives are, (a) to improve the quality of life for its residents of all ages, (b) to promote growth and diversification of the local economy through the retention and expansion of existing businesses and industry, (c) to promote the recruitment of new business and industry, and (d) to promote community revitalization by providing assistance and support.


City park, Dysart Family Aquatic Center. C.R. Roberts Memorial Trail. Swimming, fishing, boating, camping at Hickory Hills Park, 5 1/2 miles north of Dysart. 18 hole rolling hills golf course & clubhouse. Museum with a one-room country school. Downtown artist studios and boutique shops.

Dysart City Hall

601 Wilson, Dysart, IA 52224 319-476-5690
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