Featured Events & New Additions

Fall Quilt Show

Dozens of historic, contemporary, utilitarian and art quilts will be hanging from the Gathering Barn rafters during this 2-week display, October 23 – November 6. Hours are 1 pm – 5 pm, Monday – Saturday. Closed Sundays. $5/person admission at the door. Dessert + coffee/tea available for an additional $5.

Outstanding Rural Event!

The popular new event, Pizza on the Prairie, was recognized by Iowa Tourism as the Outstanding Event in a rural community at Iowa Tourism’s annual conference of Iowa travel professionals.

The 2021 season runs to Friday, October 1 at the Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center. Ticket information and other details can be found on the Pizza on the Prairie page.

Henry A. Wallace Historic Corn Plot

Stop by the Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center and check out our new Historic Corn Plot! Five historic varieties of corn, from open-pollinated to the latest bin-buster, show the evolution of corn breeding since Henry A.’s time. Supported in part by Corteva Agriscience & Pioneer.

  1. Farm to Table Thursday

    October 21 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Hearts & Homes Historic Teas

    October 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Quilt Show

    October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

COVID Response

Given the increased rate of COVID in Iowa, The Wallace Centers of Iowa is following CDC guidance. Everyone visiting the Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center or the Wallace House is expected to wear a mask inside our buildings, regardless of vaccination status. 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.

Lots of opportunities to Eat, Grow, and Learn including these featured programs:


Pizza on the Prairie


Prairie Art Exhibit


Farm to Table Thursdays


Garden for Good