About the Museum

The FFA Historical and Ag Museum was founded in 1970 by the La Porte City FFA Chapter in the City’s original historic fire station and jail house on Chestnut Street. This building was granted status as a National Historic Site in 1976 and was turned over to the City of La Porte City. In 2001 the City purchased a building on Main Street which was renovated and is now the main home of the Museum. This current site has more than 8,000 square feet of display space for exhibits that are changed each year.   The 2013 theme is "Mixing it Up" - An eclectic assortment of items giving a unique perspective on history.

In 2012 the Museum completed a three year restoration project on the fire station and jail house and will reopen it as part of the Museum complex. The addition of an 1861 log cabin to the site will help to illustrate the labor intensive life of early pioneers.  The Museum continues to earn its reputation for educational and innovative exhibits that are designed for guests of all ages.

Leave a Legacy & Brick Purchases

Leave a Legacy

Leave a Legacy is a capital campaign to secure and stabilize the historic Fire Station, Jail House, and Log Cabin site. Your donation will be used to provide heating and cooling for these facilities, secure the log cabin, develop educational exhibits, and preserve our collections. Help us to continue the legacy by donating today! Click Here for more!


Purchase a Brick

Leave your mark and support the museum! Order a brick to be engraved and placed in front of the FFA Historical and Ag Museum, (Main Street) or Fire Station & Jail House, (Chestnut Street). Cost is just $50 per brick. Click here to view the Brick Order Form and leave your mark today!



Connect with us on Facebook! Visit our Facebook group today to share your stories, pictures, feedback, and see recent museum news! Our Facebook page will also contain all of our events planned for each season. Take some time to "join" our events on Facebook and please share them with your friends and family as well!


2014 Events

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Check back soon for 2014 events.