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Save Our School, Help Us Fix Our Bricks

We are a museum and cultural center located outside of Washta, Iowa; 2020 is our centennial year of the main building, the brick schoolhouse construction. The bricks were brought from the railroad by horse-pulled wagons on a 6 hour journey to the school grounds. The Grand Meadow school operated until the 1970’s, serving the students of the Grand Meadow township. After the school was closed, its students were matriculated to Washta, Marcus, and surrounding areas. Since then, the school has become a museum showcasing rural history and culture date from pre-civil war to present time. The heritage center includes the brick schoolhouse building, the one-room schoolhouse, two room schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop, a working sawmill, two original log cabins, and other buildings.

With that being said, we are raising money to help tuck point our brick schoolhouse, the centerpiece of the grounds and primary museum. One square foot of brick restoration costs $20, can you help us with a foot or two? We have lots of anticipation for upcoming events but so far several of our fundraisers have been postponed. With support from our community, friends, and followers we hope to be able to restore our schoolhouse and continue showcasing everything from rural United States as well as our displays from around the world!

Every foot counts, we’re taking this all one step at a time! Thank you for considering us on this Giving Tuesday, May 5th, 2020.

Ways to Donate Below

There are so many ways you can Donate  to Grand Meadow Heritage Center. From monetary gifts, to just sharing our social media posts, and much more. Thank you for your time and woderful support.

Donate by PayPal

Coming Soon Donate via PayPal

Coming Soon Donate Via PayPal will be availible in the next few weeks. Please stay tune.

Donate by Shopping

Visit Our Online Store

Yes you heard that right. We have an online store. Shirts, Hats, Towels, and more. Also There will be another way to Donate on the online store here in a few weeks. Stay tuned.

Donate by visiting the Museum

Grand Meadow Museum

Come out and visit us at our museum. Bring the whole family. So many things to find and see. Click the link below to get more information.

Donate by coming to our events

Grand Meadow Events

We have events almost every week end. Many of our events also have vendors, food, fun, and are kid friendly.  Check the link below for the current events. Thank you for your support.

Donate by Sharing

Donate by Sharing our Social Media Posts

I know Donate by Sharing our Social Media Posts is a strange thing to say. It is the best way to get to the word out to others who could donate funds, if you can’t yourself help in that way.

Donate on Facebook

Grand Meadow Market Facebook Page

You can Donate on Facebook itself. Many of our posts have a Donate Button. Just Click the button and away you go. Check in from time to time we do run fundraisers.

I love the video tours you are doing! I think my dad (Russ) would have loved to be a part of this. They make me smile! Keep up the great work!


- Julie B

Thank you for the shelter that you provided for our flags, it was greatly appreciated by Quimby American Legion Post and Auxiliary. We had a great time -hope to see you next year!


- Shirley P. 

We had a GRAND time playing for the crowd at Grand Meadow Heritage Center. The grounds are wonderful and the food is fantastic.


- Dawn N.

Thanks for all the support at Grand Meadow Heritage Center today! It’s was an awesome day


- Farm Forager 

Virtual Tours

During the begining of the Covid-19 Crisis, we decided to do a series of virtual tours of the School/ Musuem and attractions  on the Grand Meadow Heritage Center Property. They will all be uploaded to the Virtual Tours page here on the website later next month . You can find them all currently on our Facebook page. Please enjoy.

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