The keening cry of a red-tail hawk…the amber grass waving in the air…the smell of wildflowers and earth…Fall is fantastic on the prairie. What better way to enjoy it than from the perspective of the pioneers?
The O’Brien County Conservation Board is offering an opportunity to step back in time with the Historical Fall Fest held on Saturday, September 22 at the Prairie Heritage Center. Spend an afternoon on the prairie enjoying pioneer games and crafts. Step aboard the horse-drawn wagon for a ride through the tall grass to the pioneer cemetery. Sample fresh-pressed apple cider and popcorn.
This year the Iowa History 101 Bus sponsored by the State Historical Museum of Iowa will also be on site during the weekend. This fascinating mobile museum includes items of historical importance from early settlement history through the 1990’s. Include time in your day to walk through this interesting display.
Make plans to attend this fun-filled event. These free activities will be taking place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by for a short time or spend the entire day at the center. This annual event is a big hit with the entire family!
For more information, contact the Prairie Heritage Center at 712-295-7200.