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Friends of Walnut Grove Pioneer Village

Friends of Walnut Grove Pioneer Village

Girl washing cloths in a tub of water.
Woman quilting.
Woman making a basket.

The Friends of Walnut Grove Pioneer Village exists as a volunteer organization to promote the history of Walnut Grove Pioneer Village in Scott County, Iowa.

The Friends volunteer group, under the guidance of the Scott County Conservation Board supports the events, workshops, school groups, bus tours, and the displays in Walnut Grove Pioneer Village by having trained crafts people performing tasks of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. These crafts include, but are not limited to, blacksmithing, weaving, spinning, carpentry, pottery, basket making, and other numerous tasks of this period in Scott County.

The Friends group provides the main support for the spring Heritage Days event, the July Village Alive event, the Village Fall Festival, and the Annual Christmas Walk in the Village. These events will encompass the craft people along with volunteers manning the buildings, the concessions, and assisting with games and children’s crafts. The volunteers also assist in decorating the Village for these events. The Friends provide educational workshops to the Villages’ Summer Day Camp program and the public in the folk art and history of Scott County, Iowa.

As a tax-exempt organization, the group can raise funds which the Pioneer Village uses for special projects and education material purchases.

To join the group and start having fun as a volunteer call 563-328-3283.

News & Notices

We have openings for children 6 - 12 yrs old who love to explore, learn about nature, and make lots of new friends! Day camps are available starting in June at Pioneer Village. Register now for one or all of the eight, 1 week adventures! Camp Information Online Registration - New this year!...
Posted: February 19, 2018
And.. Here are the winners: 3 Students from Walcott Intermediate, Nasaih Kolwey, Nasir Kolwey, Eli Benson
Posted: February 5, 2018
Join naturalist Michael J. Granger for a chance to hunt with an atlatl, a primitive hunting weapon originally used to hunt mastodon and bison. Large target pumpkins and real pumpkins will be set out as targets. Fun for the whole family and outdoor enthusiasts alike!!! Please call to pre-register.
Posted: October 8, 2017