Photo by Kristin Imboden Photography + Harvest Photography
Photo by Harvest Photography
Photo by Stacy Z Photography
Photo by Stacy Z Photography

Community Performance & Event Venue
Earlham, Iowa

Restored inside and out, our historic event venue Bricker-Price Block serves as the cornerstone for renewed community life in Earlham and Madison County, extending a friendly welcome to guests from Central Iowa and beyond.

Upstairs, the Hadley Family Social Club, with its classic arched windows, tall tin ceilings and refinished wood floors, is a beautiful setting for birthday parties, weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, wedding or bridal showers, fundraisers, corporate meetings and any other special life events.

Our community event venue is also host to unique events like our annual Harvest Gathering Farm-to-Table Dinner and our Family-Friendly & Late Night Trivia Events. The proceeds from these events go right back to providing affordable programming for our youth during our Kid’s Club Summer Camps and for our local senior citizens through our Senior Speaker Series.

If you are interested in giving to our cause and helping expand programming, a donation to our community event venue is tax deductible as Bricker-Price Block is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

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Upcoming Classes & Events

First Saturday of the Month
Late Night Trivia (In-Person + Virtual Options)

7:00 pm – 10:00pm

Our Late Night Trivia Events are BACK and BETTER THAN EVER! All trivia events will be FREE! All trivia events will have an in-person and virtual option!Late Night Trivia events will be the first Saturday every month (except a few months over the summer). Our Late Night Trivia events are best suited for 13+. To ensure the safety of our guests, hosts and volunteers, we will only be allowing a select amount of in-person teams (up to 6 members) at Bricker-Price Block to ensure proper social distancing. Also, masks will be required to enter the building, but they may be taken off once you are seated at your assigned tables.

Select Friday Nights in March and November
Family Friendly Trivia (In-Person + Virtual Options Available)

6:00 pm – 9:00pm

Our Trivia Events are BACK and BETTER THAN EVER! How are they BETTER THAN EVER? Great question! Here are just a few reasons:

• All trivia events will be FREE!
• All trivia events will have an in-person and virtual option!

Family Friendly Trivia events will be on select Friday nights in March and November. To ensure the safety of our guests, hosts and volunteers, we will only be allowing a select amount of in-person teams (up to 6 members) in to the building to ensure proper social distancing. Also, masks will be required to enter the building, but they may be taken off once you are seated at your assigned tables.

Friday, April 9: Spring Speaker Series
The Book on Madison County

10:00 am

Darcy Maulsby (MBA, 5th generation farmer, Iowa’s Storyteller) kicks off our spring Senior Speaker Series with a presentation on The Madison County Book that she authored. Mention Madison County, and many people think of the iconic covered bridges that have graced the landscape for more than 140 years. While Hollywood made the bridges famous, there are many more stories to share, thanks to Madison County’s rich history and vibrant culture. These stories include unforgettable people who shaped America—the men and women of the Underground Railroad in Madison County; renowned scientist George Washington Carver; and social reformer Susan B. Anthony, who advocated for women’s voting rights from the county courthouse in 1875. Madison County natives have also made their mark on the world. Marion Morrison, who became the movie star John Wayne, was born in Winterset in 1907. During World War II, Winterset native George Stout protected priceless works of art from being looted and destroyed by the Nazis. A visionary, steadfast spirit continues to thrive in Madison County, where time-honored values of faith, family, and friendship endure. Join Iowa author Darcy Dougherty Maulsby on this fun journey through local history! Bricker-Price Block’s spring Senior Speaker Series is programming created specifically for senior citizens, but welcome to all! This series is generously sponsored by the Earlham Lions Club.

Friday, April 16: Spring Speaker Series
Leora’s Dexter Stories: The Scarcity Years of the Great Depression

10:00 am

Join author and local historian, Joy Neal Kidney as she presents about the stories of her grandmother. “Leora’s Dexter Stories: The Scarcity Years of the Great Depression” is undergoing edits, and should be published this spring.Bricker-Price Block’s spring Senior Speaker Series is programming created specifically for senior citizens, but welcome to all!This series is generously sponsored by the Earlham Lions Club.

Friday, April 23: Spring Speaker Series
George Washington Carver in Iowa

10:00 am

Join local historian, Linda Smith as she presents on George Washington Carver, how he arrived here plus his time and influences at Simpson College and Iowa State University.Bricker-Price Block’s spring Senior Speaker Series is programming created specifically for senior citizens, but welcome to all! You can join us upstairs at Bricker-Price Block or online on our Facebook Live.This series is generously sponsored by the Earlham Lions Club.

Friday, April 30: Spring Speaker Series
My Day with “The Duke”

10:00 am

John Wayne Museum Executive Director, Brian Downes will recount the day he spent with John Wayne.Bricker-Price Block’s spring Senior Speaker Series is programming created specifically for senior citizens, but welcome to all! You can join us upstairs at Bricker-Price Block or online on our Facebook Live.This series is generously sponsored by the Earlham Lions Club.

Friday, May 7: Spring Speaker Series
Iowa’s Own Monuments Man, George Stout

10:00 am

Nancy Trask will present historical slides about the WWII Monuments Men, especially introducing George Stout, who was born and raised in Winterset, Iowa. George Clooney’s character in “The Monuments Men” movie was based on George Stout, although the character was named Frank Stokes for the sake of artistic license in the movie. Nancy’s slides have been collected from extensive research, including conversations with George Stout’s family; magazine and newspaper articles from a publicist working for the George Clooney movie; historical Winterset resources; internet resources; and historical books including “The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History,” by Robert M. Edsel (2009), “Salt Mines and Castles,” by [Monuments Man] Thomas C. Howe (1946), “Survival: The Salvage and Protection of Art in War,“ by [Monuments Man] James J. Rorimer (1950), and “The Rape of Europa,” by Lynn H. Nicholas (1994).Bricker-Price Block’s spring Senior Speaker Series is programming created specifically for senior citizens, but welcome to all! You can join us upstairs at Bricker-Price Block or online on our Facebook Live. This series is generously sponsored by the Earlham Lions Club.

Friday, May 14: Spring Speaker Series
Quilts of Valor

10:00 am

Join Jeri Beem as she discusses the history and mission of the Quilts of Valor. Their mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts.Bricker-Price Block’s spring Senior Speaker Series is programming created specifically for senior citizens, but welcome to all! You can join us upstairs at Bricker-Price Block or online on our Facebook Live. This series is generously sponsored by the Earlham Lions Club.

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