Welcome to Our Iowa Heritage!

Click here to visit our 175th Statehood Anniversary page for details
Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Marty Boller – I’m a Hawkeye historian.

I’ve enjoyed all the places I’ve lived over the years, but, as you might surmise by looking through this website, I have only one city that I love.
IOWA CITY.

As a matter of fact, we love it so, in 2020, we moved back here to live amongst the Hawkeyes, finding a nice townhouse that is literally only a few blocks from the house my parents bought back in 1966 when I was a sophomore at City High. So now, enough about me. Allow me to tell you about our website…

1) I love Iowa City and her rich history,

2) My Boller family came to Johnson County, Iowa in 1853,


3) I love collectibles that reflect our rich Iowa heritage, and…


4) I love hearing and telling people’s stories.


Here on our website you will find dozens and dozen of Iowa-related stories. Stories of courageous men and women, some of whom you will be familiar with – many you won’t. Stories of those who have gone before us, many of which had no idea that they were leaving us a powerful legacy. Different people. Different times. Different circumstances. But two common themes – 1) Iowa, and 2) living a life of meaning and purpose.

I invite you to join us in Our Iowa Heritage journey. Read a few posts – get a feel for what we do – sign up for our free blog. We look forward to hearing from you.
WHAT’S NEW @ Our Iowa Heritage? With our site growing larger, it’s important for you, our readers, to be able to easily navigate through our stories. Here’s a current list of NEW posts on our site. Come back regularly to check it out…

Posted October 23, 2021 – Old Capitol’s Stairway To Heaven.
Posted October 21, 2021 – Meet Rose – Old Capitol’s 1876 Grand Steinway.
Posted October 20, 2021 – When Old Capitol Was The New Capitol: 1841-1857.
Posted October 19, 2021 – An Evening At The Movies – St. Louis – 1849.
Posted October 14, 2021 – Our Hawkeye Sing-Along.
Posted October 13, 2021 – The Wonderful World of SUI Colors – Black & Golden.
Posted October 12, 2021 – Ozzie Simmons + Racial Targeting = Floyd of Rosedale.
Posted October 11, 2021 – Iowa Homecoming: Hawkeye-Style.
Posted October 6, 2021 – Remembering 1985 – Kinnick Stadium’s Last “Top-Five” Football Match-Up.
Edited & Re-Posted October 3, 2021 – Iowa Celebrates: The Sesquicentennial.
Posted October 3, 2021 – May 1989 – Iowa City Celebrates 150 Years!
Posted October 1, 2021 – Honoring The U.S. Postal Service.
Posted October 1, 2021 – Iowa Statehood Day – December 28th.

Posted September 30, 2021 – On Iowa! Go Hawks! – Celebrating 175 Years!
Posted September 27, 2021 – SUI Mascots – The Big Three.
Posted September 23, 2021 – SUI’s Little Four Made One Big Contribution To Campus.
Posted September 22, 2021 – On The Road to Statehood – Celebrating 175 Years!
Posted September 19, 2021 – Cyrus Sanders – Setting The History Record Straight.
Posted September 16, 2021 – Cyrus Sanders – My 1839 Iowa Adventure.
Posted September 15, 2021 – Surveying the Life of Cyrus Sanders – Iowa City Pioneer.
Posted September 14, 2021 – Johnson County Historical Resources.
Posted September 12, 2021 – Johnson County Remembrance Markers.
Posted September 11, 2021 – The Cy-Hawk Game – Iowa’s Super Bowl.
Posted September 8, 2021 – Boerner & Sons – Iowa City’s Prussian Poppa of Pharmacy.
Posted September 6, 2021 – H. D. Downey – Iowa City Esquire.
Posted September 4, 2021 – Ancient Iowa – Exploring The Land.
Edited & Re-Posted September 4, 2021 – Meskwaki People – True Native Iowans.
Posted September 1, 2021 – Johnson County Remembrance Park.

CLICK HERE TO SEE COMPLETE LIST…

I invite you, now, into our stories…

Click here for a complete INDEX of Our Iowa Heritage stories…

Click here for a complete INDEX of PEOPLE-PLACES-THINGS…

Click here for a complete INDEX of stories listed CHRONOLOGICALLY…

Click here to read an introduction to Our Boller Family ancestry stories…

Click here to join our new Facebook page!

Thank you for journeying with us! May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You!

Marty Boller – your humble host.