CURRENT HOURS: Closed for touring, Open by reservation for Programs and Events

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In 1970, Dr. William Murray had a vision for a 500-acre tract of land located just outside Des Moines: create a living history museum to preserve and teach generations to come about America’s agricultural heritage. Today, Living History Farms is a renowned not-for-profit agricultural museum that brings that vision to life, with a mission to educate, entertain, and connect people of all ages to Midwestern rural life experiences.

But we can’t do it alone. Our ability to fulfill our mission depends on support from people like you.

 

It’s Tax Deductible!

Living History Farms is a nonprofit corporation, which is classified by the IRS as exempt under the IRS Section 501(c)(3). Therefore, donations from individuals and corporations, as well as grants from private foundations, qualify for maximum tax benefits allowable by the IRS. Living History Farms will send you a letter acknowledging your donation. Use this letter as supporting documentation for your IRS deduction, since the ‘fair market value’ of your donation may be tax deductible. For tax or legal advice, please consult your tax advisor.

 

Cash Donation

Cash gifts provide general operating support to all areas of the museum. These gifts make it possible for Living History Farms to sustain the quality of our programs and services. Below are three options for making a cash donation to the Farms today!

Please contact giving@lhf.org or call (515)278-5286 ext. 120 if you have any questions.

Online

Make a donation online now

By Mail

Jim Dietz-Kilen
Living History Farms
2600 111th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322

Please download this form and send it, along with your check made out to Living History Farms.

By Phone

Please Call Jim Dietz-Kilen
515.278.5286 ext. 120