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


 2211 Nelson Lane - PO Box 278 - 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 5-16)

   FREE - Child (under 5, with adult)

   FREE - Historical Society Member

$ 12.00 - Individual Annual Member

$ 20.00 - Family Annual Member


3rd - 6th Grades School Program

Engage your students in life of the Nelson Family of Oskaloosa as they explore the activities and experiences that William, Barbara, James, John, Martha and Sarah enjoyed living in rural Iowa between 1843 and 1870.

Use their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math when they experience and understand that farming was and is more than putting seeds in dirt. 

The program will challenge, involve and engage our students as they explore and understand old things in a new way. 

The 2.5 hour program involves 5 stations. Please select from the list below. 

Time in the gift shop should be planned for after the programmed visit.