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Family Easter

Living History Farms IA

Welcome spring with our one-of-a-kind Easter celebration! Saturday, April 8 • 9 a.m.-noon $9 for ages 2 and up ($8 for members; 1 and under free) Join the 1876 town of Walnut Hill in celebrating Easter...

Fido on the Farms

Living History Farms IA

We welcome dogs to the museum all season, but this is their special day! Saturday, May 13 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • All activities included with General Admission Bring your well-behaved pup to take a...

Decoration Day

Living History Farms IA

Explore the origins and meaning of Memorial Day! Saturday, May 27 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. All activities included with General Admission Memorial Day began in 1868 as a day called Decoration Day. More than 600,000...

Emancipation Day: A Juneteenth Event

Living History Farms IA

Explore the Black experience in Iowa's history! June 10 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. All activities included with General Admission Gain a better understanding of the legacy and hope of emancipation and explore the Black experience...

Pioneer Wedding

Living History Farms IA

You are cordially invited ... Saturday, June 24 Included with General Admission Living History Farms invites you to a wedding! The 1850 Pioneer Farm interpreters will recreate a pioneer wedding ceremony. Come and compare the...

Independence Day

Living History Farms IA

Celebrate independence the old-fashioned way! Saturday, July 1 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. All activities included with General Admission • Advance tickets recommended Celebrate a historic Independence Day in the town of Walnut Hill. 1876 marks...

Circuit Court Day

Living History Farms 11121 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA

Hear ye, hear ye! Saturday, July 15 • Included with General Admission Lawyers, witnesses, a judge, and court clerks—re-created by costumed interpreters—will present real court cases from Iowa in the 1870s. Sit on the jury...

Grain Harvest

Living History Farms IA

Help us bring in this year's harvest! Saturday, August 5 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. All activities included with General Admission Living History Farms’ original community event! Get your hands dirty and help our historic interpreters...

Applefest

Living History Farms IA

Everything's coming up ... apples! Saturday, September 16 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. All activities included with General Admission • Advance tickets recommended Join us for a day of family fun celebrating apple harvest season! Visit...

Indigenous Iowans Day

Living History Farms IA

Explore the early cultures that shaped our state Saturday, October 7 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. All activities included with General Admission Our Ioway Farm represents the Indigenous People who lived in 1700 on the land...

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