Featured News

We’re hiring!

We’re looking for a Garden Production Manager to join our team! This person will manage the production garden and orchard at the Wallace Farm in supplying fruit, vegetables and herbs to the two commercial kitchens. Experience in vegetable/fruit gardening and operating small equipment ideal, as well as good communication skills and creative problem-solving ability. Supervisory and greenhouse experience is a plus. Here’s the full job description and application instructions.

Chef Katie honored

We’re proud to announced that Chef Katie Porter is one of “40 Women to Watch” by the Iowa Restaurant Association in 2022. Congratulations to Katie on this well-deserved honor!

Step back in time virtually

Ever wondered what artifacts WCI is safekeeping? Go to our Online Collection page and see some of WCI’s historic photos and learn the stories behind them. Three groupings cover the Wallace family, historic photos of the Wallace House, and Henry A. Wallace’s 1944 trip to Asia plus there’s 2 related videos. This work was made possible by an American Rescue Plan grant from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.

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COVID Response

The Wallace Centers of Iowa is monitoring CDC protocols and following its guidance. We ask that you not visit if you’re feeling sick or showing COVID symptoms. Together we can keep all our staff and guests safe and healthy.

Our Statement

We stand with people of color against racism, violence, and hate. Enriching communities and gathering together is the core of our work at The Wallace Centers of Iowa and how we actualize the Wallace family legacy. Now more than ever, we value our work that creates seats at the table for everyone. As an organization, we are dedicated to equitable, inclusive programming and services where everyone is welcome.

Some of our most popular programs that Connect Food, Land and People:


Pizza on the Prairie


Prairie Art Exhibit


Farm to Table Thursdays


Garden for Good