Wessels Living History Farm
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|Facility:||Wessels Living History Farm|
|Description:||The 145-acre farm now features the home David Wessels shared with his brother. It also features a red, timber frame barn, corn crib, machine shed, garage, chicken coop and a large windmill typical of the 1920's. These structures were chosen to begin the "living history farm" experience. To the south, there is a modern tractor display building with many of the tractors, stationary engines and combine that Dave Wessels restored. Surrounding the buildings is a modern farm operation that is still producing crops.
One of David Wessels' major concerns was that today's kids, both urban and rural, have almost no idea how much the technology of agriculture changed in the last century. In David's lifetime, farmers went from essentially a medieval system of plowing with horses to huge tractors run by computers with global positioning systems and air conditioned cabs. These technological changes caused a revolution in farming productivity and inexpensive food for all Americans.
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|Address 1:||5520 S. Lincoln Avenue|
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|Hours:||May 30 through Oct. 31: Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
November 1 through April 30: Open for special events and by appointment.
|Admission:||The admission price for all events is $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for senior citizens and $2.00 for children.|
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