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Miller Hall rental fees schedule

Polk City civic organizations: No charge but a $50 damage deposit is required.
For all others wishing to rent:

First two (2) hours $25.00

Each additional hour $10.00 per hour

A $50 damage deposit is required.

A Flat Screen/DVD player is also available to rent for $10.00

Terms and conditions for use of Miller Hall
Application with deposit check may be mailed to

Big Creek Historical Society

116 3rd St.

Polk City, IA 50226
Click for:   Terms & conditions  Rental Application

Research materials

Documentation on the Hopkins Grove Cemetery
Documented Family History’s:
Sutton Murray Harvey
Waldo Schaal Brendel
Phillips Crabtree Miller
Bennett Edwards Lawrence
Young Wilson Hunt
Harmon Broadie Crum

Bound references: Pioneers of Polk County Iowa (Vol. I – II)
Published by Baker-Trishen Co. 1908

27 bound books containing recorded history of Polk City ranging from 1856 through 1957. Books include: Inc. License Records 1857-1930, Justice of Peace records 1856 through 1892, Polk City IOOF minutes 1874-1881 & 1951-1957, Madison Township Assessors Book 1867, Ordinance Book Polk City 1893, Polk City Treasurer Records 1893-1909, Board of Health Minutes 1893-1904, Polk City City Council minutes 1891 through 1939, Eggleston & Stubbs account records 1884-1887, Madison Township Assessor book 1895-1897, Madison Township Clerk records 1894-1907, Polk City Sidewalk resolutions 1907, Madison Township Tax List 1893, Local Health Board minutes 1908-1917, Warrant Register-Polk City 1908-1950
There are many more that is stored and can be accessed. This material is an excellent source of information for researching family and individual involvement in the Polk City community.

Men of Iowa
Published by Iowa Historical Co. 1902

Story of Iowa- Family and Personal History (Vol. I – IV)
Published by Lewis Historical Publishing - 1952

Des Moines City Directory and Business Guide (The Year 1866-7)
Mills & Co. Publishers

Polk City Resident interviews on DVD - Each interview is approximately twenty minutes in duration.
Residents interviewed to date:
Dale Barrett
Betty Berggren
Lois Burt
Paul Grodt
Lance Leonard
Robert Miller
Wilbur Miller
Sharon Pleggenkule

DVD Presentations - Each presentation is approximately twenty-five minutes in duration
First 100 Years of Polk City
Creation of Saylorville and Big Creek Lakes
Historic Polk City Cemeteries