The Story City Historical Society is happy to announce that the Bartlett Museum is a free bonus stop on this year’s Tour of Homes. Visitors to the Bartlett House will be able to view vintage aprons worn or made by people from Story City. They will be on display throughout the house along with a variety of vintage cookie cutters.


Complimentary refreshments will be served. Please stop in for a visit and a snack!


The Bartlett House Museum is a Queen Anne style home built in 1903 for Henry Torkel Henryson and his family. H.T. was the son of Torkel Henryson who brought early settlers from Norway to this area in 1855.


Henryson was born in Story City in 1865. He worked in various trades — farming, shoe store clerk and had an interest in the S.R. Corneliusen store. He became president of the First National Bank in 1908, continuing there until his family moved to St. Paul, Minn., in 1913.


The home was purchased in 1996 by the Story City Historical Society with a generous gift from Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne. It has been restored and furnished from the 1903-1920 era. The museum is dedicated to Dr. Kinne’s parents, Charles M. and Bertha Bartlett and her brother Charles.


The home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.