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Des Moines

Wallace House

This site was the home of the first Henry Wallace, a national leader in agriculture and conservation and the first editor of Wallaces` Farmer farm journal. This restored 1883 Italianate Victorian home has exhibits, artifacts, and information covering four generations of Henry Wallaces and other family members. The home has been restored and now hoses a small museum and 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. Visit this stunning Victorian Italianate-style home located on Sherman Hill. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places it remains an impressive Des Moines landmark.