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50th Anniversary Exhibit

red barn


Saturday, June 6 @ 9:00 am
Friday, October 16 @ 4:00 pm


Red Barn Gallery

50th anniversary exhibitThe Red Barn Gallery, located behind the Blacksmith Shop in our 1876 town of Walnut Hill, is opening for touring this summer, starting June 6! The recently renovated 1940s-era hog barn now boasts a brand-new exhibit gallery and climate-controlled collections storage facility. Stop by this summer and visit our newest exhibit, celebrating Living History Farms’ 50th Anniversary. The exhibit is included in regular admission.

The repurposing of the Red Barn Gallery for collections storage and exhibit space was made possible through major grants from the State Historical Society of Iowa (HRDP grant), Bravo Greater Des Moines, and the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, along with gifts from a number of individuals and families.