Madison County
Civil War 150 Committee

The Civil War 150 Committee was established in April, 2011 to honor our Union and Confederate veterans and to educate Madison County citizens through activities that help us remember the circumstances and sacrifices made.  The committee will commemorate the Civil War’s sesquicentennial though mid-year 2015.  Here is a little about each of our annual activities.

We have documented nearly 700 Civil War soldiers who left Madison County to serve or settled here after the war.  If you have questions about our programs or your family’s Madison County Civil War soldiers, contact us at our email address:


Madison County’s Civil War 150 Committee
Presents their Fifith Annual
Memorial Day Celebration - Veterans' Tribute
Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 10:00 am
Winterset Cemetery

Please join us as we visit the gravestones and hear the biographies of selected Civil War soldiers.

There is no charge.  Program is expected to be one hour in length.  Sturdy shoes are recommended. You may bring your own lawn chair.

Contact us at

Join the Civil War 150 Committee at Madison County’s 45th Annual Covered Bridge Festival

Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12, 2014

We hope to see you at the Madison County Museum Complex’s Passport to the Past activities.

Visit the CW150 Committee at the Train Depot to see our exhibits from both the Civil War military front and the domestic front of the women left behind.


The Civil War 150 Committee and
the Winterset Public Library
present their Second Annual
Civil War Program Series


2013 – 2014 Second Saturday Dates and Times:
Winterset Public Library

November 9:
December 14:
January 11:
February 8:
March 8:

  1:30 pm– 3:00 pm
10:00 am–11:30 am
10:00 am–11:30 am
10:00 am–11:30 am
10:00 am–11:30 am

Last year’s topics included: Civil War Nursing, Iowa, A Day in the Life of an Iowa Soldier; The Evolution of Civil Rights, The Hunley Submarine Story and Iowans at War Stories.

Join us for an interesting and enlightening look at the world of war in which our ancestors lived.