Click on the following to view the registration form for the 2nd Annual Dodge House Dash: Dodge House Dash 2017
WEATHER NOTICE: If local schools/activities are closed or cancelled the Historic General Dodge House will be closed.
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Our regular hours of operation are Tuesday – Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 1-5pm. The Historic General Dodge House follows the Council Bluffs School District for school closings in the event of bad weather. It is always a good idea to call ahead to make sure we are open.
We do rent the Dodge House on occasion and host several special events throughout the year. During these events, part or all of this historic-house museum may be closed to the public.
2017 Board of Trustees
The Dodge House Board oversees all functions of this house-museum. They set policy and work with city and state entities. The current members on the Board of Trustees are Todd Lehan, President; Amy Recker, Secretary; Brad Arrowsmith, Donna Barry, Paulette Brandt, Susan Faust, Chuck Hansen, Machaela Morrissey, Kathy Rieger, Jack Ruesch, Tara Slevin and Dan VanHouten.
The Dodge House Foundation allows donors to contribute in new exciting ways. These funds will continue to grow to support our mission. Foundation Board Members are: Ted Hoff, President; Kim McKeown, Vice-President; Matt Gronstal, Treasurer; Margit Paulsen, Secretary and Bill Ballenger.
The Historic General Dodge House
In the fall of 1961, the home of General Grenville M. Dodge was designated a National Historic Landmark. This special honor was bestowed upon the home of General GM Dodge, not because of the house itself, but rather because of the man who lived in it. To achieve this designation the site must have local, state, and national significance. The General’s home was not only the first National Historic Landmark in Council Bluffs, but it is the only registered National Historic Landmark in the city. Currently there are 26 National Historic Landmarks in Iowa; the Historic General Dodge House has the distinction of being the second site in the state of Iowa to receive this honor.
The only Registered National Historic Landmark in Council Bluffs
*The Historic General Dodge House is handicap accessible on the main floor. Please call ahead so we can better assist you.