Open May through September
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Tuesday thru Saturday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday
Buses and Tour Groups Welcome
Please make advance arrangements by calling (641) 672-2989
Ask the Curator via e-mailBradbury Hall Inquiries via e-mail
Genealogy Library Hours
10:00 am - 1:00 pm Tuesday & Thursday
during open season
$ 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+
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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 one-time purchase of a lifetime membership.
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, special members-only admission rates to events and programs, quarterly newsletters, 10% discount at our museum gift shop, and 10% discount on rental fee for Bradbury Hall (excludes security deposit and other fees).
A membership meeting and potluck dinner is held quarterly on the third Monday evening of the months of February, May, August, and November.
2019 Annual Dues - $12 for Individuals
$20 for Family/Grandparent