Casual visitors can enjoy many hands-on activites in several of our exhibits. Put on a homesteader's bonnet in the sod house, play checkers in the 1930s farmhouse, and design your own brand in the Cooper Barn.

Before your visit, you can download a PDF document on each of our outside exhibits to learn more about the history they portray.

We provide a number of reglar educational programs for youth and adults:

  • November-March: Food For Thought. Join us for a light lunch and informative program each third Thursday at noon. Past programs have featured topics ranging from homesteading stories to genetically engineered organisms. The program is free and open to the public.edu food4 1

  • edu food4 2May: Prairie Fair. This fun and educataional all-day program held on the second Friday in May is open to all area grade-school classes, including home-schoolers.edu pfair 1edu pfair 2

  • June: Night at the Museum Camp. A weeklong summer camp in which youth 4th grade and up work alongside adults to learn about local history. The week is capped by an evening event in which the campers share what they've learned with the public.edu night 1edu night 2

  • October: Slightly Haunted History at 'Boolah' Cemetary. Learn about the area history from those that lived it during this annual cemetery tour featuring actors portraying historic figures.edu boo 1edu boo 2

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Is your organization interested in hosting a speaker from the Prairie Museum of Art & History? Contact Director Chris Griffin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule a speaker today!

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