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

Admission

 2211 Nelson Lane - P.O. Box 578 - Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577   Phone: (641) 672-2989
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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

 

Ask the Curator via e-mail

Bradbury Hall Inquiries via e-mail

 

Genealogy Library Hours

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

during open season

 

Admission Fees

$   7.00 - Adult

$   2.00 - Student (age 6-18)

    FREE - Child (5 & under, with adult)

    FREE -  Historical Society Member

$   2.00 - K-12 Education Groups

$   5.00 - Groups of 10+


 

Bradbury Hall 

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Now booking for 2019 and 2020!


*New prices effective October 2018, see below*

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Bradbury Hall Rental Quick Facts

 

Reservations must be made no less than two months in advance.

 

Rental Fees:     Half-day Rental:               $250

                          Single Day Rental:           $500               

                          Two Day Rental:           $1,000                        

                          Three Day Rental:        $1,500

                          Half-day Add On:            $100   

                          Use of Grounds:               $200

                          Alcohol Fee:                    $200

                          Security Deposit:             $250 (refundable after event)

 

Rental Area:  60’ x 120’

 

Capacity:  380 seated

 

Availability:  Year-round

 

Accessibility:  Wheel-chair accessible except stage

 

Amenities Available:  Catering kitchen, PA system, stage, projector screen (no projector), wireless internet

 

Vendors:  All vendors selected by client

 

Use of Grounds:  This is defined for the use of open areas of the grounds for an outdoor ceremony or arranging with the curator to have the historic buildings open and available for guests to view during your event. Photography of the exteriors of the buildings are included in the standard rental fee.

 

Alcohol Policy:  Beer and wine may be served on premises with the payment of the alcohol fee and providing a certificate of liability from client’s insurance company with minimum coverage of $1,000,000.  Any cash bar or beer and wine sold must comply with Iowa state law and Renter have proper license for event. HARD LIQUOR IS NOT ALLOWED ON THE PREMISES.


Packages Available

Half-day Rental:

7 hour rental period falling between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.

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Single Day Rental:

Key pick up – 8 a.m.

Key drop off – 10 p.m.

 

Ideal for luncheons, showers, graduation parties, birthday parties, reunions, awards receptions

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Two Day Wedding Rental:

Key pick up – 12 p.m. the day before the event

Key drop off – 12 p.m. the day after the event

 

Building usage – Day before event: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

                             Day of event:  8 a.m. to midnight

                             Day after event: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

Standard wedding usage. (i.e. set up begins noon on Friday, the reception is Saturday, tear down finished by noon on Sunday)

 

**If you anticipate difficulties with set up and tear down in the allotted times above, we recommend considering the three day rental or adding a half-day to your contract**

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Two Day Non-Wedding Rental:

Key pick up – 8 a.m. on first day

Key drop off – 10 p.m. on second day

 

Building usage – First day:  8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

                              Second day:  8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

 

Ideal for retreats, reunions

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Three Day Rental:

Key pick up – 8 a.m. the day before the event

Key drop off – 10 p.m. the day after the event

 

Building usage – Day before the event:  8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

                              Day of event:  8 a.m. to midnight

                              Day after event:  8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

 

Ideal for weddings with significant set up and/or tear down needs, having wedding couple open gifts with family

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