Pioneer Day – October 9, 10am to 5pm

Listen to live period music from various artists. Purchase or make your own dried flower arrangements for fall. Observe authentic re-enactors bringing history to life. Witness craftsmen demonstrating and selling their wares. Delight in farm goods, jams preserves, apple butter, and treats. Experience exhibits of farm tools like corn husking, corn shelling, and cider press. Enjoy our down home comfort food concession, including the famous Waterloo Bean Soup.

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Events for 2022

>October 9, Pioneer Day, 10 am to 5 pm Waterloo Farm Museum and Dewey School Museums

>December 3-4, Christmas on the Farm, 10 am to 5 pm, both days Waterloo Farm and Dewey School Museums


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Looking for a vivid glance into 19th century pioneer life? The Waterloo Farm Museum has just the thing. The museum features farm buildings nestled in the curve of a scenic rural road. Highlights include a farmhouse built in 1850s, a rare restored wooden Perkins windmill, a log house with stone fireplace, a woodworking and blacksmith’s workshop with working forge, the granary which now serves as a gift shop, and many other buildings that supported 1880s farm life. The Dewey School Museum, located three miles north of the Farm, is a one-room schoolhouse that was built in the mid-1800s and held classes until 1956.

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