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September 2017

Exhibit: “Step Right Up! Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top, 1890-1965”

Friday, September 1 - Friday, October 20

At the Wallace Exhibit Center Mary Ruth Herriott and her baby behind the scenes at the Mills Brothers Circus, c. 1960-61, black-and-white photograph, collection Tegge Circus Archives. In an era spanning the early 20th century,…

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October 2017

Family Halloween

Thursday, October 19 - Sunday, October 22

October 19-22, 26-29, 5:30pm-8:30pm Horse-drawn wagon rides, storytellers, trick-or-treating, pumpkin bowling, and games delight all ages during this non-scary family event. On October 20, enjoy "spooky" stories with IPTV's Dan Wardell from 6:30-8:30pm in the Visitor Center! Enjoy…

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Last Day of General Season

Friday, October 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Today is the last day of our general visiting season. Don't miss your chance to touch, play and engage at each of our three working farm sites: 1700 Ioway Indian Farm, 1850 Pioneer Farm, and 1900 Horse-Powered Farm —…

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Family Halloween

Thursday, October 26 - Sunday, October 29

October 19-22, 26-29, 5:30pm-8:30pm Horse-drawn wagon rides, storytellers, trick-or-treating, pumpkin bowling, and games delight all ages during this non-scary family event. On October 20, enjoy "spooky" stories with IPTV's Dan Wardell from 6:30-8:30pm in the Visitor Center! Enjoy…

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Adult Education Program: Basics of Pioneer Hearth Cooking

Saturday, October 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Advanced registrations required. Learn the basics of hearth cooking, while exploring how new settlers in Iowa produced, prepared, and preserved food. Participants will use 1850s era recipes to make their lunch. While your meal is…

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cast iron pot over an open hearth fire
November 2017

Adult Education Program: Blacksmithing Basics

Saturday, November 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Advanced registrations required. The class is designed to give someone with little or no metal working skills as a hands-on, fun “be a blacksmith for a day” experience. Explore the basics of forge work in…

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participants work on projects in the blacksmith shop

Family Education Program: Holiday Card Letterpress Printing with Teens

Saturday, November 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Advanced registrations required. Get up close and hands on with the big printing machinery in the 1875 Advocate Newspaper Print Shop at Living History Farms! Choose from several historic designs and then print a set…

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Adult Education Program: Blacksmithing – Females at the Forge

Saturday, November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Advanced registrations required. Never been in a blacksmith shop? No problem! As you learn you will be making decorative items for use in your home. Explore the basic techniques and tools used to do blacksmithing.…

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fire and tools in blacksmith shop

Family Education Program: Basic Blacksmithing with Teens

Saturday, November 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Advanced registrations required. This class will allow a parent/grandparent to work with a teen as they learn historic blacksmithing techniques in a historic setting. Everyone will get to make several small, hands-on projects, such as…

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teen and LHF staff member work in blacksmith shop

Adult Education Program: Blacksmithing – Items for the Home

Saturday, November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Advanced registrations required. Students will have the opportunity to make at least 2 of the following decorative projects for the home: candleholders, napkin rings, hooks, decorative metal paper towel holder, a letter opener, or suggest a…

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