The Armed Forces Historical Center of North Iowa is located inside Heritage Park of North Iowa, at 1225 Highway 69 South, Forest City, Iowa 50436.

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Armed Forces Historical Center of North Iowa

The Armed Forces Historical Center will be a museum dedicated to displaying service artifacts and stories of veterans from all service branches and especially those from North Iowa. The Center will be housed in Heritage Park of North Iowa in a WWII vintage barracks building. In 1943, a Prisoner of War Camp with over 70 buildings was built near Algona, IA. After the war, the buildings became surplus, so three of them were shipped to Forest City to temporarily house returning WWII soldiers. Later, they became dormitories and classrooms for Waldorf College. Several years ago, these 3 barracks buildings were moved to Heritage Park and one will be renovated to house the Armed Services Historical Center.

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