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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

Experience the sounds of the season, in search of the frogs and toads which inhabit the Wapsi River Center. Visitors will learn how to identify the various calls associated with each species and then on on a night time frog catching adventure! Please bring a flashlight and waterproof footwear...
Posted: April 23, 2018
Join Director/Naturalist Dave Murcia for an adventure with canoes and kayaks. Whether you are a beginner or regular paddler, come out to learn basics. Program includes all equipment use, covers safety, techniques, and taking a tour of Pride Lake. You may bring your own vessel/PFD, though it must...
Posted: April 21, 2018
Join Naturalist Michael Granger for a tour of the Wapsi woods in search of spring wildflowers. Bloodroot, Dutchman's Breeches, Trout Lily, and Jacob's Ladder are just some of the flowers to be found! Please call to Register for this program - 563-328-3286
Posted: April 21, 2018