Mansion Collections


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Sylvan Hugelen Display

A native of Forest City, Mr. Hugelen was a pioneer in aviation and many of his mementos are on display including his gyrocopter and a parachute.

Ida Pinckney Fuller Display

Ida Pickney Fuller was born in Forest City but was destined to travel the world and share her talents.  This dancer entertained audiences with her most famous dance the “Fire-Dance” as well as others including “The Butterflies”, “The Spirit of the Storm” and “The Sorceress of Vescivious”.  Come and view this extensive collection which includes Fuller’s costumes, personal belongings, posters, and more from her worldwide journeys.

Wignes Camera Collection

Lyle and Bev Wignes have shared their outstanding camera collection for all to enjoy.  This collection spans decades.  Photo buffs and all will enjoy viewing this unique collection.

Terry Branstad Collection

We are the proud caretakers of the personal collection of the longest serving governor-Terry Branstad.  View artifacts and personal items from his term as governor of Iowa for 23 years.

Military Hall Display

Any Service personnel will enjoy this display spanning the Civil War to the most current conflicts that our country has entered in.

Winnebago and Forester RV manufacturer Displays

Come and view history of the origins of two of Forest City’s iconic RV manufacturers and their storied histories.   Learn about Winnebago’s growth to being the leader of the motorhome industry.

Mansion Museum

The Mansion Museum is the home of the Winnebago Historical Society and also features the Leibrand-Whiteis Historical Center.  The Museum which was built at the turn of the century was built as the home of banker Charles J. Thompson. The Museum in addition to being a beautiful example of neoclassical architecture is also currently home to a variety of unique and rare collections and exhibits.