Preserving the past,
looking toward the future.
The Johnson County Historic Poor Farm provides a public space for connecting to the land and local history through inclusive, community-led opportunities.
Where We've Been
Learn more about the farm’s history and how it has informed the land’s current and future uses.
Where We Are
Learn more about what a day on the farm looks like now and efforts to transform the farm into a space to learn, connect, and heal.
Due to the current state of construction, there are limited opportunities for the public to visit the farm.
We anticipate that the farm will be available for public use in 2023.
In the meantime, you can schedule a tour of the farm’s historic buildings and surrounding areas with the Johnson County Historical Society. Please contact their Executive Director, Alexandra McKendree:
(319) 351-5738 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get In Touch
For general information about the Historic Poor Farm, please contact Ilsa DeWald or Jason Grimm:
For all other questions or comments, please contact