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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.

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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.


Art on the Farm, Saturday April 29th 10am-4pm

Bring the family for an art-filled day! Art on display, demonstrations, art for sale, and art projects to help with!

Lunch concessions provided by The Kitchen!
View the surface of the sun through solar-viewing telescopes, learn about the eclipse and get your safety eclipse glasses, from 10am- noon!

Artists of all abilities, we'd love to display your work! Contact Hillary to learn how!
Huge thanks to NAPA Auto Supply of York for sponsoring this event!


Tractor, Tool & Toy Swap Meet & Quilt Show, Saturday and Sunday May 6th & 7th 9am- 4:30pm

Stop by the farm the first weekend in May and find something for everyone! Our swap area welcomes vendors of all kinds, with a focus on farm related items! The quilt show in the church will show off quilts of all kinds, and on Sunday at 2pm, catch Janie York's presentation, "Quilting Your Legacy". Outside, blacksmithing demos and performances by Bucks Hollow's Llamas and Alpacas, led by the Camelidkids 4-H Club! Grab one of Rosalie's homemade cinnamons roll on Saturday morning, or find the York Volunteer Firefighters' pancake feed in the barn on Sunday! Support the local volunteer firefighters, take a ride on an antique fire engine, and explore the farm! JW's Catering is providing concessions both days! Still accepting vendors and quilts for the show!

Now taking registrations for youth summer classes! With sessions in May and July for grades K-8, our youth programs mix 1920s "farm work" and history with games, gardening, and more!

We have volunteer opportunities for middle school, high school, adults, clubs or groups- there are many ways to be involved on the farm this season!


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



The 1920s section of this site was developed by the Interactive Media Unit of Nebraska Educational Telecommunications.
The 1930s, 1940s, 1950s-60s and 70s to Today sections were developed by The Ganzel Group Communications of Lincoln, Nebraska.

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