Mason City and Clear Lake Memories Scanning Session

We are thrilled to give our readers the opportunity to submit historic photos for our upcoming Mason City and Clear Lake Memories: The 1800s - 1930s book project. If you have photographs that meet the criteria below, please bring them to one of our scanning sessions listed here.

Submission Guidelines

  • General interest photos, such as: commerce, industry, transportation, rural life, public service, etc.
  • Photos taken from the 1800s through 1939.
  • Photos only – preferably original photos (no newspaper clippings or photocopies).
  • Photos taken in Mason City and Clear Lake, Iowa.
  • One submission form per photo.
  • Limit 10 photos per family. Call 360-723-5802 to set up an appointment if you’re a private collector with a sizable collection.

Download Submission Form

Because we expect a large turnout, we advise you download and print a submission form. Please print and fill out one form for each photo you’d like to submit.

Session Details

Saturday, April 30, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mason City Public Library
225 2nd Street SE, Mason City
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Monday, May 2, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Mason City Public Library
225 2nd Street SE, Mason City
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Friday, May 6, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Clear Lake Public Library 
Meeting Room
200 North 4th Street, Clear Lake
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We hope to see you there!

Bring us your best photos and we’ll scan them in while you wait. Plus, chances are some other fine folks will show up, so bring your stories to share with one another.