Featured News

Pizza returns!

Our popular and award-winning Pizza on the Prairie returns for another delicious season on Friday, June 3. Details and tickets

Prairie Art boards due May 18

We’re giving you a little more time to let the paint dry on your “Roots & Wings” Prairie Art board! Boards are due back to either the Wallace House in Des Moines or the Wallace Farm near Orient on Wednesday, May 18. Boards will be displayed in the prairie at the Wallace Farm June 3 – October 1, dawn to dusk each day. Because of support from the Knock Family Charitable Fund, admission to the exhibit is free.

In need of your support

The garden fence at the Wallace House blew down during the December derecho. Help is needed to replace this historic feature. You can make a secure gift of any amount here.

  1. Farm to Table Thursday: May 19 – Full

    May 19 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Hearts & Homes Historic Tea: wait list

    May 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Garden Classroom: Blueberries

    May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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