Here’s another of our most frequently referenced blog posts.
Heartland Acres Agribition Center is located in Independence, Iowa. I’ve heard about them for a couple of years, but recently I got a chance to visit them when they hosted the 2009 One-Room School Workshop sponsored by the Iowa Historical Preservation Society. I’m glad I did. They are very specific in saying they are not a museum, but an experience center. It is designed to focus on both modern and historic agriculture.
The display building has several exhibit areas. As you enter to the right are interactive displays about livestock, including a great milking machine. Then there is a section on inventions and how they effected the development of agriculture and farm life.
A temporary exhibit area had a display on farm life in different decades. A full scale “Skelly” gas station from the 1920s serves as an entrance to the Cars…
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