Nelson
Pioneer
Farm & Museum
A project of Mahaska County Historical Society Inc.

Admission

Open May through September

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Tuesday thru Saturday

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday

Closed Monday

 

Buses and Tour Groups Welcome

Please make advance arrangements by calling  (641) 672-2989

 

E-Mail Us

 

Genealogy Library Hours

10:00 am - 1:00 pm Tuesday & Thursday

during open season

 

Admission Fees

$   7.00 - Adult

$   2.00 - Student (age 5-16)

   FREE - Child (under 5, with adult)

   FREE - Historical Society Member

$ 12.00 - Individual Annual Member

$ 20.00 - Family Annual Member

 

 2211 Nelson Lane - PO Box 278 - Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577   Phone: (641) 672-2989   E-MAIL US
Link to Doty's

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Nelson Pioneer Farm and Museum


Daniel and Margaret Nelson settled their farm in 1843. They raised six children on the farm. Two Civil War veteran mules made their home with the family. In 1959 when grandchildren Roy and Lillian died, the farm became the home to the Mahaska County Historical Society.

Since 1960 we have been honoring the rural pioneer, sharing his life and her thoughts through the place they lived, the skills they had and the items they left behind. 

A visit to Nelson Pioneer Farm and Museum is a walk in the past. Join us Tuesday through Sunday every week for a quiet self guided exploration or come on a special event day for programs and presentations of days gone by.  Every event includes hands-on activities.

So come share the fun and enjoyment of Nelson Pioneer Farm - not just another old farm!


Laura's Days 


Fun Activities for Hot Summer Days on the Prairie! 


THIS WEEK! 

TUESDAY  July 19

Friendship Bracelet Stripped  Macrame $2.50


WEDNESDAY July 20 - 

Dipped Pioneer Candles ($1.50)



THURSDAY July 21

Friendship Macrame Belt or Bracelet


STARTS Every morning at 11:00 am.







DOG HOLLOW Rendezvous, 

Coming August 6, 

Go to Events page for more information. .

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Laura's Days Kids

Sailing their paddle boats on the stock tank..