NEW - Fairfield’s historic Maasdam Barns will host Christmas at the Barns on three days: Sat., Nov. 27, and the following weekend, Friday & Saturday, Dec. 3 & 4, 2021.
Our historic Maasdam Barns have their own unique charm, history, and experience. But wait til you see them decked out for the holidays,” stated a flyer from Visit Fairfield Iowa. “We’ll be building on our Dutch heritage and country charm to offer a unique holiday experience, from holiday trees to a vintage St. Nicholas riding in on a horse-drawn sleigh.”
The public is invited to wagon rides, marshmallow roasting and photos with Santa.
The event lasts from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Nov. 27 and Dec. 3, and on Dec 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
St. Nicholas will make a few special appearances during Christmas at the Barns at Maasdam Barns in Fairfield. He will be there on:
Saturday, Nov. 27, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 3, from 5:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m.
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Who we are...
The Maasdam Barns are emblematic of the entrepreneurial spirit, which has characterized Jefferson County, Iowa, for well over a century.
The Maasdam Barns Preservation Committee was formed in 2005 to preserve the Evergreen Ridge Stock Farm, which had been a significant early 20th-century draft-horse breeding business. And to also create a recreational, historical and educational center.
In 2008, a section of the farmstead was entered onto the National Register of Historic Places. From 1910 until 1938 the owner of this farm, J. G. Maasdam, was a prominent importer and breeder of award-winning Belgian, Percheron and other draft horses. Horses were of great importance in powering the then improving farm equipment.
Although focused on the three historic barns, our Museum was created with displays, photos, artifacts, and stories about the Maasdam families history. Also included is information about early Fairfield industries, particularly related to agriculture.
Of importance is that the barns were equipped with Louden overhead monorail hay carriers, which were first developed and manufactured by the Louden Machinery Company in Fairfield. The Louden overhead monorail system is still used throughout the world in agriculture, but more importantly, in industry.
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