Featured News

Welcome, Sheryl!

Sheryl Schroer is WCI’s new Garden Production Manager! Originally from southeast Nebraska, Sheryl has worked on multiple organic farms and most recently managed a commercial farm in western Nebraska. She has already jumped into the job with both feet and started some seeds for this year’s garden. Please join us in welcoming Sheryl to the WCI family.

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