Wallace House – Des Moines, Iowa

wallacehouse.jpg   Wallace House – Des Moines, Iowa

This 1882 Italianate Victorian home was the residence of the first Henry A. Wallace from 1895 until 1916 while Wallace was editor of Wallaces Farmer, a magazine devoted to agricultural and conservation information.

The home has been restored and now is a museum and the library of the second Henry A. Wallace, vice president during the second term of the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Exhibits include “Uncle Henry’s Des Moines, 1880-1920,” the Wallace Era of Wallaces Farmer, and a multimedia, interactive time line of the life of Henry A. Wallace.

The home is available for group tours, meetings, and special events.

Admission – None

Directions – 756 16th St., Des Moines, IA 50314

Hours – 8:30 a.m. – noon, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday — Friday

Phone – (515) 243-7063 

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