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We are an all-volunteer board and do not keep scheduled hours, but the farms are always open to visitors.  You are welcome to come to the farms when it works for you and learn from the many exterior signs on the property outside the buildings and along the prairie trail that connects the two farms. A guided tour can be arranged through the Cresco Chamber of Commerce by calling 563-547-3434 or Contact Us.

You can also take a Virtual Tour of the various properties and buildings below.

Virtual Tours

Virtual Tours

You can virtually tour the properties and the buildings and learn more about Norm's early life on the farms with tours given by long-time board member and property manager, Tom Spindler. Click on the movies below to learn more.

Tour the Birthplace Farm
Tour the Boyhood Farm Buildings
Tour the Boyhood Home - Inside
Outside the 1865 New Oregon #8 School
Statues at Boyhood Farm Part 1
Of Shade Trees and College Life
Tour the Birthplace House
Tour the Boyhood Home - Outside
Farming During Norm's Childhood
Inside the 1865 New Oregon #8 School
Statues at the Boyhood Farm Part 2
A Walk on the Prairie
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