The Historic General Dodge House museum was the home of General Grenville M. Dodge in 1869. General Dodge was a Civil War veteran, railroad builder, Congressman, and businessman. The home showcases a variety of antiques, both original and examples of the era that flourished during Dodge's tenure in the home, 1869-1916. We strive to educate people of all ages about General Dodge and but also about life in the Victorian era both in Council Bluffs and around the world.
A Servant's Life - Students take on the life of a Dodge House servant, learning about the various jobs each servant had to complete on a daily basis.
Dressing the Victorian Lady - presenters model the multitude of layers a proper lady was expected to wear including the dreaded corset!
Soldier's Aid Society - A look at how women supported the Union Cause during the Civil War.
Presidential Ties - A program that features Dodge's personal connection to many U. S. Presidents.
We also host a variety of teas, lunches, dinners, special exhibits and events throughout the year, many of them sponsored by the General's Ladies.
These are just a few of the Historic General Dodge House's ever-expanding repertoire.