Native Games Day

Come out to the Prairie Heritage Center and enjoy Native Games Day on October 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.! Celebrate International Archaeology Day by learning about some games from the past. This will be a hands-on event which engages participants in playing a wide variety of games.  Try your luck with games of chance.  Test your senses with observation tests. Hone your skills with active games.  This event will include activities appropriate for people of all ages.

Creative Spirits – Fall Forest Painting Event

Gather your friends and join us for a fun night of painting presented by Creative Spirits Okoboji on Thursday, October 26th at 6:30 p.m.  Creative Spirits provides all of the supplies for each participant to complete an acrylic painting with the guidance of their artist.  Cost is $35.00 per person, and registration must be completed with Creative Spirits via phone at (712) 336-8186 or online at  There will also be a brief presentation about the Prairie Heritage Center’s bison

Tom Milligan Presents “A Visit With Ding Darling”

Learn about the “ART” of conservation! Tom Milligan will present “A Visit with Ding Darling.”  Tom, an Iowa actor, will reenact a visit from Jay “Ding” Darling as he shares Ding’s story beginning with his early years in Sioux City through his career with the Des Moines Register as a cartoonist, to the creation of the Duck Stamp and the National Wildlife Federation.  Ding was known by most to be one of the most important members of the modern conservation

Hi, my name is TATONKA!

Hi, my name is TATONKA! Thank you all for joining us at the Bison Burger Picnic & Lawn Concert last week, and for voting on a name for this little guy!  He is now just over a month old and doing great!!  Be sure you watch for him out in the pasture the next time that you’re out visiting the Prairie Heritage Center.

Monarchs on the Move

Where are those butterflies headed?!  Take part in a citizen science project and learn more about Monarch migration!  Help with research by tagging these amazing insects before they begin their migration to Mexico for the winter.  This event will take place at Mill Creek Park in Paullina on Sunday, September 10th, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Historical Fall Fest

    Enjoy the fall colors and step back in time as you take a horse-drawn wagon ride to the cemetery and participate in games, crafts and other activities!  This annual event is a big hit with the entire family!  The Historical Fall Fest will be held at the Prairie Heritage Center on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  

And the Winners Are……

Congratulations to Marci Kreber of Paullina, winner of the drawing held at the O’Brien County Fair for a two night stay at the new grain bin cabins at Dog Creek Park. We had 239 people enter the drawing this year! Also, congratulations to Addyson Harper of Paullina for winning the drawing for the children’s toy. We loved seeing you all at the fair this week, thanks for visiting our booth….see you next year!    

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