An open house on August 12 will feature the unique growing area called the Muscatine Island. Displays will include history of vegetable production, the research farm at Fruitland, and information about natural areas that are one of a kind.
Farm families from throughout the county are encouraged to bring old photographs to share. The Friends of the Old Barn hope individual families will develop displays that tell their family farm history as Muscatine County was settled and developed into a unique agribusiness, ag processing, and shipping community.
The Friends continue to need volunteers to assist with barn tours, kids’ crafts, developing interpretive displays, researching history, and administrative jobs. To get involved as a visitor or a volunteer, please contact Paul Carroll at (563) 299-5474 or [email protected]