Wallace Centers of Iowa

Location

756 16th St
Des Moines, IA 50314
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Contact

Phone: 515-243-7063

The restored home of Uncle Henry and Nancy Wallace, founding editors of Wallaces’ Farmer, highlights the most influential family of American agriculture. Family and political artifacts include original Ding Darling cartoon and a 1940 presidential inauguration ticket. Documentary available (please request in advance) about Henry A. Wallace, the most influential Iowan of the 20th century.

The Wallace Centers of Iowa’s second location is the birthplace¬† farm of Henry A. Wallace, located near Orient, Iowa. The Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center is 40 acres of the original homestead with farmhouse, replica barn, restored prairie with art sculptures, orchard, production gardens and gift shop.

Hours:

Mon-Fri 9-4 or by appointment. Please call ahead to avoid programs and private events.

Admission:

Self-guided individual or group tours by donation. After hours or guided group tours by appointment. Fees apply. Please call for info.
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