Gibbs Farm is now open every Saturday from 10am to 4pm!

Our Story

Gibbs Farm: Pathways to Dakota and Pioneer Life interprets Minnesota Life in the 1800s.

Jane Debow Gibbs spent many childhood years living near the Dakota of Cloudman’s Village on the shore of Bde Maka Ska, learning the Dakota language and developing close relationships with the women and children of the village. In 1849 newly wed Jane and Heman Gibbs returned, purchasing 160 acres in the Minnesota Territory. During the fall of their first year working on the land Jane reconnected with her childhood friends.

Today, we use Jane’s story to bring history to life. Our 8 acre site located in Falcon Heights, Minnesota contains historic and replica buildings, tipi, farm animals, restored prairie and multiple gardens for an immersive educational experience.

 

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Impact

Gibbs Farm reaches our community through field trips, summer camps, volunteerism, public tours, and more!

15,000

Children Visit Gibbs Farm Each Year

Over 2,000

Volunteer Hours Completed This Year

Mrs Ethel Stewart with a butter churn in historic costume