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
Recognizing and recording the history of the Johnson County Historic Poor Farm.
Where We Are
Preserving and giving back to the land
and our surrounding communities.
Partnerships ensure that the farm is co-created as a place that enhances public services to all. Learn more about how more than 30 local organizations have contributed their time and ideas to improve the farm, and find out how you or your organization can be involved.
Due to the current state of construction, there are limited opportunities for the public to visit the farm at this moment. We anticipate that some construction will be completed by fall 2022 and that the farm can be offered as a space for public events, classes, and programs in spring 2023 at the earliest.
One way that you can visit the farm in the meantime is by scheduling a tour of the farm’s historic buildings and surrounding areas with the Johnson County Historical Society (JCHS). To schedule a tour, please contact Alexandra McKendree, JCHS Executive Director, at (319) 351-5738 or email@example.com.