Merry Christmas
from the
Ag Heritage Park Family!
And we wish you a very
Happy 2017!

Don't forget to mark
your 2017 calendar
Spring Crank Up!
Tractor Show
Saturday, April 15th

See you then!

Watch KTWU!



Sunflower Journeys 2906

Breeding operation in Goddard, KS; then travel to Ag Heritage Park in Alta Vista, KS to look at a collection of memorabilia commemorating early agricultural life in rural America; and we meet Katherine Kelly in our Plains People segment who tells us about Cultivate Kansas City.

Be sure to watch!
Again - TODAY! Saturday October 29th - 5:30 p.m.


Saturday, October 29, 2016

KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1 at 5:30 p.m.

Episode 2905 is AGRICULTURE


Clydesdale Horse Breeding


Agricultural Heritage Park


See how food, farms and communities combine for a healthy local food system with Katherine Kelly of Cultivate Kansas City

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1700 SW College Avenue, Topeka, KS 66621

Thank You
To All That
Participated In Old Settler's Day
Ag Heritage Park!

AHP Founder, Hazel Zimmerman, enjoyed visiting with many friends
and family, including Judy and Larry Sorenson. She enjoyed
sharing cake in honor of her 85th birthday,
and reminiscing about the Park history since opening October, 1999.

Ag Heritage Park appreciates the support shown by those
that enjoyed the goodies and snacks provided.

The morning allowed time for visiting at Ag Heritage Park.

Lori Glessner, Alta Vista, was the winner of the barn quilt,
"Sunflower Surprise," when her ticket was drawn at 3:30.
Thank you to all that supported Ag Heritage Park
with your ticket donations!

Thank you to all that joined Ag Heritage Park
in the traditional
Old Settler's Day Parade!

Thank you Cindy for demonstrating "barn quilting!"

Ag Heritage Park
was able to do the corn picking demonstrations
as planned at the corn field although rain cut the
event short about 4:00. A big thank you to all
that helped make the demonstrations possible.

Plans For Saturday!

We are preparing for corn picking day on Saturday. If rain prevents us from being in the field picking corn, we will still be demonstrating A husker shredder, corn sheller, and horse-powered ear corn grinder. We will also be demonstrating barn block painting throughout the day. We will once again be selling tickets for a chance to win a 4x4 barn block, "Sunflower Chance". Tickets are 1 for $3, 2 for $5, 6 for $10. There will also be cake and coffee to celebrate Hazel Zimmerman's 85th birthday from 9:30-10:00. Hope to see you there!

"Sunflower Chance"
4' x 4'

Barn Quilt Drawing

Saturday, September 24, 2016

3:30 p.m. -  Drawing for a 4' x 4' Barn Quilt

Tickets are available on-site or by mail
(do not have to be present to win)
Tickets: 1 for $3.00, 2 for $5.00, 6 for $10.00
Ticket sales benefit Ag Heritage Park
To purchase tickets by mail please make checks payable to:
Ag Heritage Park
and mail to:
Ag Heritage Park
c/o 1128 D Avenue, Alta Vista KS 66834

Morris County Garfield School is on display at Ag Heritage Park.

Searching for School Stories

The late Edla (Mostrom) Freeland and her daughter Gloria Freeland did research and put together a booklet, "District Schools of Morris County, Kansas."

Edla and Gloria discovered they had ample information and photos for many of the 89 Morris County schools and not much for others. Gloria wants to update the information and eventually have copies of the book printed.

Edla and her sister Edith attended the Marion Hill School and graduated from Dwight High School. Edith, who married E.G. "Bud" Keys, was a life-long resident of Morris County, and she taught more than 30 years in the county. The sisters also attended the Marion Hill Lutheran Church and their uncle, J.J. Richard, was a pastor at the church for many years.

If you would share information, stories or photos of any of the schools, please contact Gloria at

Prairie Heights 6th Graders

Attended Country School


Ag Heritage Park

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
With Ms Easton as Teacher
Classroom early 1930's

Students: Wyatt Johnson, Sierra Westfall, Nash Cooper
Hunter Brintle, Aleyah Snyder, Lauren Brown
Kellen Marshall, Aspen Pearson, Bricelynn Pearson
Khilyn McDiffett, Jonathan Furman
& Teacher Kacie Evans

2016 Spring Crank Up! Tractor Show!
A great day at Ag Heritage Park  -
Thank you to all that shared the day!
Ron Otney, Barnes, won the barn quilt.
More photos to come

Ag Heritage Park has added a 4th barn quilt
Just in time for Spring Crank Up!
Cindy Zimmerman painted
a "corn and beans" pattern
in coordinating colors to add
to the "corn and beans"
painted by Connie Larson.
A pair of "home treasure" pattern
barn quilts are displayed
on the front of the museum building.

Don't forget to get your
tickets for the
barn quilt drawing
this Saturday at 4:00 p.m.


Bring your tractors to
Spring Crank Up! Tractor Show
Registration starts 8:00 a.m.
Parade of Power - 9:30 a.m.
Tractor Show - 10:00 - 4:00

"Step Back In Time!"
Ag Heritage Park open 8 - 5 Show Day

Barn Quilt Drawing - 4:00 p.m.
Tickets benefit Ag Heritage Park

 Win This Barn Quilt!

Spring Crank Up! Tractor Show

Ag Heritage Park

Drawing - Saturday, April 16, 2016

"Pinwheel Surprise"

4' x 4' Barn Quilt

Artist: Connie Larson

Ticket Proceeds Benefit Ag Heritage Park

Tickets Available at Ag Heritage Park

1 = $3.00; 2 = $5.00; 6 = $10.00

Still Time To Visit
"Painted Quilts Across The Flint Hills"
Open Through April 30

Barn quilters Jessica Wyrill and daughter, Lexi,
Cindy Zimmerman and Hazel Zimmerman
toured “Painted Barn Quilts Across the Flint Hills”
at the Great Overland Station on St. Patrick’s Day.
Connie Larson enjoyed sharing the exhibit by the
Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail with the avid barn quilters.
Jessica is active with the North Central/Northwest
barn quilt trails and Cindy and Hazel are
both barn quilt painters.
The family museum and park, Ag Heritage Park, Alta Vista,
is an exhibitor with antique farm artifacts
complementing the display.

The exhibit is open through April 30,
Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m., and takes visitors on atour
of barn quilts through the Flint Hills,
as well as featuring quilts that
complement the art form.

Located at The Great Overland Station
701 N Kansas Ave, Topeka KS 66610