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2011 Event CalendarThe schedule for the 2011 season of special events at the Wessels Living History Farm has been set. It includes a wide range of family and educational events. The admission price for visiting the farm and special events is $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for senior citizens and $2.00 for children. The farm can also be rented for parties, reunions, weddings and other special events. Call Dale Clark for details at 402-710-0682.
- Sunday, July 17 – Model A's on the Farm from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
- Sunday, August 14 – Living History Day from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday, October 1-2 – Tractor, Engine and Vintage Auto Show from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.
- Saturday, October 1 – Barn Dance with music by the Kramer Sisters from 4:30 p.m. to Dark.
- Sunday, October 23 – Boo on the Farm from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
- Sat. December 10 through Fri. December 23 – Christmas on the Farm from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. each day.
Recognized! Outstanding Tourist Attraction in NebraskaThe Wessels Living History Farm has been named the "Outstanding Tourism Attraction" in the state by the Nebraska Travel and Tourism agency. The annual award is given to a Nebraska tourist attraction that has worked toward the continued success and growth of it community and the tourism industry in the state. The Farm has increased its annual attendance at the physical site to over 8,000 visitors a year. Visitors have come from 49 states and 21 foreign countries. Memberships have grown to over 200. There are now nine buildings on the Farm site south of York. And the Farm's educational programs have kept the Farm open six days a week for seven months with a full schedule of special events during the other months. In addition, this Web site has now reached over 6.1 million visitors from all over the world. They have read through over 11.2 million page views, and the site's movies have been viewed over 1.2 million times.
The Wessels Living History Farm Web site was also recognized as one of the "one of the best online resources for education in the humanities" by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). In 2007, a panel of reviewers voted to include this site on EDSITEment, a gateway to the highest quality humanities-related educational content on the Internet. We have more about this honor here. This recognition prompted the Omaha World Herald to say we are "A Virtual Must-See." In addition, we continue to receive messages from folks across the country who are using the content and learner resources we offer. We've got excerpts from some of these e-mails here. It's heartening to know that the material we're working hard to provide is being used and appreciated – by 6.3 million visitors like you since 2003. Thanks!