Give a little. It does a lot.

The programs and services at Living History Farms are sustained by small donations – $25 to $1000 – and we make them count.

horse fire in blacksmith shop sheep at 1850


$25 buys a stall mat for one of our Percheron horse stalls, provides seed potatoes for both the 1850 and 1900 Farm gardens in the spring, or supplies paper for the proof press for a hands-on giveaway activity at the Advocate Print Shop.


$50 covers metal stock for Blacksmith projects for one year, sends an interpreter to first aid training, or provides staff shirts for the 1700 Farm staff for one year.


$75 pays for the shearing of our flock of sheep, tunes the Flynn Piano once, or buys enough fabric for one period clothing dress.

interpreter using sewing machine dancing at pioneer wedding threshing oats at 1900


$100 provides one cleaning and yearly servicing of the two sewing machines in the Period Clothing department.


$250-300 pays for musicians for the Pioneer Wedding, covers the cost of emergency staff cell phones for a site for one year, or buys one metal bale ring for feeding out round bales to livestock over the winter.


$500 buys spring oat seed for the 1900 Farm field or pays the licensing fees for our digital collections exhibit for one year.

We are grateful for any amount that you wish to contribute. By giving a little on #GivingTuesday, you’re doing a lot at Living History Farms. And your donation will be matched by Wells Fargo – doubling the impact!



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