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2017 Opening Day

Opening Day for 2017! Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Jazz Clinic

Rex Cadwallader Jazz Clinic, Friday, March 24, 1:30 p.m. York High School

Art on the Farm

Art on the Farm, Saturday, April 29, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Swap Meet

Tractor, Tool & Toy Swap Meet, Sat. - Sun., May 6-7.

Tractor Show

Organ Concert in the Church, Sat. & Sun., June 10th & 11th.

Living History Weekend

Living History Weekend, Sat. & Sun., July 15th & 16th.

Tractor Show

Tractor Show, Sat. & Sun., August 12th & 13th.

Example Frame

Regular hours begin on May 2nd, 2017 – Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. & Sundays, 1 - 4 p.m.

The admission price for visiting the farm and special events is $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for senior citizens and $3.00 for students. Children under school age are free. The farm can be rented for parties, reunions, weddings and other special events. The Farm is located one mile south of I-80 on Highway 81 at York. Call for details at 402-710-0682.


Solar Eclipse

Special Event! Total Eclipse of the Sun, August 21, 2017 – Monday, August 21, 2017, 11:35 a.m.

The Wessels Living History Farm at York, NE, will be one of the prime viewing locations for the total eclipse of the sun this year, and there will be a special viewing party at the Wessels Farm for this event. The partial eclipse will begin at 11:35:39 a.m. CDT, so get to the Farm early. Then the TOTAL ECLIPSE will happen just after 1:00 p.m. local time and the sun will be obscured for 2 minutes and 19 seconds. The sun will return to full brightness at 2:25 p.m. Eclipses will happen only seven times in the 21st century, so make plans to attend now!

The other special events scheduled for 2017 include:

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Underwriting for the Wessels Living History Farm has also been provided by these Silver Donors:

  • Dale and Joan Clark
  • Don R. Freeman
  • C. G. (Kelly) & Virginia Holthus
  • Greg and Kris Holoch

Recognized! Some of the Awards that the Farm and this Web Site has Received

Outstanding Tourist Attraction Blue Star Museums E-mail praise National Humanities Award



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