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


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


 2211 Nelson Lane - PO Box 278 - Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577   Phone: (641) 672-2989
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Mahaska County Historical Society Membership

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Mahaska County Historical Society, Inc., operates Nelson Pioneer Farm & Museum. Membership in the Society is available on an individual or family basis, in annual terms or for a lifetime.


Family membership includes all minor children living in the home. A lifetime family membership will include the married couple for the lifetime, and any minor children either born or adopted to that family.


Members in good standing receive free admission to Nelson Pioneer Farm during regular hours and receive a quarterly newsletters with information about Nelson Pioneer Farm and the Society. Free admission for members is included for our annual Pioneer Fall Festival, though some other special events held during the year are excluded.


A membership meeting and pot luck dinner is held quarterly: on the third Monday evening of the months of February, May, August and November.


Dues for membership are listed under the Admission heading on the left of this page.