he Old Cedar County Jail in Tipton, Iowa is on the National Registry of Historic Places. The Old Jail and Residence is the Official Museum for the Iowa State Sheriffs and Deputies Association (ISSDA).
he Old Cedar County Jail is open for viewing the 1st Saturday of each month
from 10am to 2pm.
Current Calender of Events for the Old Cedar County Jail.
ANNUAL CELEBRATION 2016
AUGUST 20, 2016
The Old Cedar County Jail/ Museum in Tipton, Iowa, annually holds a celebration at the Old Jail on West 4th
Street, the latter part of August. The event has honored former Sheriff's of Cedar County. This year former Sheriff Keith L. Whitlatch and the men and women who worked with Keith will be honored. The date for the celebration is August 20, 2016 at the Old Cedar County Jail and Museum. The jail will be open for tours beginning at 10 a.m. Live music will be on the lawn from 1 to 2 p.m. At 2 p.m. Keith will be honored in a short ceremony and anyone present that worked with Keith will be recognized. Strawberry shortcake and ice cream will be available during the event.
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DEAR COMMUNITY FRIENDS
The Cedar County Friends of Historic Preservation was organized in 2001 for the purpose of saving and restoring the Old Cedar County Jail and attached sheriff’s residence. Used continuously from 1892 until 2001, this facility is located one block west of the Courthouse Square in Tipton, Iowa. The sheriff’s residence was built in 1855 and the jail in 1892. The facility was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.
Our mission is to promote interest in the cultural heritage of Cedar County. Our goal is to record, collect, preserve, manage and provide access to Cedar County’s Old Jail buildings. The Old Cedar County Jail/Museum is also the official museum for the Iowa State Sheriff’s Association.
Regular meetings are at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. The meetings are held at the Old Jail located at the corner of west Fourth and West Lynn Streets, Tipton, Iowa. Anyone who is interested in aiding in our goals is welcome to join. Any group wanting to tour the facility can contact Kris Clark (563-886-2131) or Daisy Wingert (563-886-2056) or Keith L. Whitlatch (319-329-1785) or email Keith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dues are paid annually and are due January 1 of each year. There are several membership levels from which to choose.
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he Old Jail is also opened up for groups and anyone desiring to go through. To arrange for a tour, you may contact the following:
Keith L. Whitlatch - 319-329-1785
Krista Clark - 563-886-2131
Daisy Wingert - 563-357-9650
nyone wishing to write to the Old Jail - Our mailing address of record is:
707 King Avenue,
Stanwood, IA 52337-9619