Don’t miss Pioneer Days at the Waterloo Farm and Dewey School Museums
Waterloo Area Historical Society
Waterloo Farm and Dewey School Museum
Pioneer Day, Sunday October 8
Don’t miss Pioneer Days at the Waterloo Farm and Dewey School Museums, Sunday, October 8th from 10am until 5pm. Take the kids through the one room Dewey School Museum and meet the schoolmarm. Tour the original pioneer log house, the Victorian home, and other 19th century farm buildings. The log house will have a colonial family cooking dinner with food from the farm garden. The Victorian home will have 19th century dressed docents in every room to explain the many antique items you will see. Watch the blacksmiths hammer red hot iron as they create unique items. Meet an Ojibwa woman and learn about pre-contact native life. See 16th and 17th century firearms that were used in the colonial era. The kids can dip their own wax candles, scrub clothes just like great, great grandma, and then enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride. You will experience mid-19th century rural American history and sense what it was like to walk in your ancestor’s shoes. And oh yes, there will be many vendors with local crafts and farm products, blacksmith made hardware, music, a fantastic gift shop for mom, and of course our concession area to round out your day with lunch.
Whether you’re interested in history or just want a great family outing, make some memories with us! Admission is $5 per adult, $4 for seniors, and $2 for children under 12 with those under 5 free. Located at 13493 Waterloo-Munith Rd, the museum is a brief, scenic drive north from the I-94 Clear Lake Road exit. We’ll be looking for you!