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


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

$ 10.00 - Individual Annual Member

$ 18.00 - Family Annual Member


 2211 Nelson Lane - PO Box 278 - Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577   Phone: (641) 672-2989   E-MAIL US
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Pioneer Fall Festival - 3rd Saturday in September

Join us the third Saturday in September for our annual Pioneer Fall Festival. An event for the entire family, the Nelson Pioneer Farm Fall Festival has over 30 exhibits and demonstrations of pioneer living skills, antiques, hands-on activities like butter churning and rope making, old-fashioned children's games, a country dinner, a parade, demonstrations of old-fashioned farm equipment, a parade and lots of educational fun. Plus, the annual Old-Fashioned Fiddle Contest attracts fiddlers young and old from across Iowa.

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50th Annual 

Fall Festival

September 19, 2015


Barn Dances have been cancelled

 for October and November, 2014

Old Time

 Country Christmas

December 12 & 13

5 pm to 8:30 pm

Gift Vendors

Santa's Workshop

with activities for kids



Visit Christmas 

as it used to be!