We collect objects of particular significance to the history of Iowa veterans and military items. The collection, preservation and interpretation of these objects is one of the primary ways we achieve our mission.
The Iowa Gold Star Military Museum is a repository for artifacts/pieces held by the U.S. Army’s Center for Military History (CMH).
The Museum’s curator is responsible for collecting, studying, and interpreting the objects and records within our vast collection. Our curator is also responsible for the care of all archival artifacts and materials, as well as the care, movement, preservation and restoration of all our items. Along with our historian, the curator compiles original research about our collection.
We use the following criteria whenever determining to acquire items: