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May 2019

Bee-lieve it or Not! The Secret Lives of Honey Bees Exhibit

Wednesday, May 1 - Friday, October 18
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Learn what makes a honey bee a honey bee and discover why pollination is important. Developed by the Purdue University Agriculture Exhibit Design Center, this family-oriented, interactive exhibit will open your eyes to the special…

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bee activity

September 2019

Fall Homeschool Day

Friday, September 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Living History Farms’ Homeschool Days are the perfect opportunity for families to learn together! You and your children will have the opportunity to tour the museum’s many historic areas, participate in hands-on activities, and have fun!…

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Family poses with mule and historic interpreter at 1900 farm

History Happy Hour – Flicks on the Farm

Thursday, September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Flicks on the Farm Explore historic sites around the town of Walnut Hill, enjoy a short film from Iowa State University Special Collections & Archives, meet a farm animal or two, and challenge your friends…

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History Happy Hour

Fido on the Farms

Saturday, September 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Living History Farms welcomes dogs to the museum any day of the season, but on this day, we have several special activities planned to celebrate our best furry friends! Bring your well-behaved pup to tour…

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Applefest

Saturday, September 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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New extended hours! 9am-5:30pm Celebrate the arrival of Fall in the 1875 town of Walnut Hill during our annual Applefest! Try your hand at stirring the copper kettle of apple butter, take your turn cranking…

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girl "bobbing" for apples at applefest

Historic Baseball

Saturday, September 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Watch the origins of “America’s Greatest Pastime” by catching a Walnut Hill Bluestockings 1875-rules baseball game. The team, made up of LHF volunteers, follow Gentleman’s rules, which include: no mitts allowed; the batter, or “striker”,…

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baseball

October 2019

Saint Pope John Paul II Exhibit

Wednesday, October 2 - Sunday, October 6
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Visit the Church of the Land for a special look back at the October 1979 visit of Saint Pope John Paul II to Living History Farms. Nearly 350,000 people from around the country, the largest…

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Pope JPII visit

Heritage Skills Expo

Saturday, October 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Join Living History Farms' crafters and farmers for a celebration of Iowa’s rich fall folk life traditions! Watch specialty craftsmen such as blacksmiths and broom makers create their wares. Discover unique historic skills, such as…

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blacksmith

Medicine Shows

Saturday, October 5 @ 11:15 am - 1:30 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Performances at 11:15 am and 1:00 pm The Living History Farms Melodrama Society will present two performances of Prof. Savage's Traveling Medicine Show just behind the Flynn Mansion, next to the flower gardens. Actors in period…

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actors perform in medicine show

Historic Baseball

Saturday, October 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Watch the origins of “America’s Greatest Pastime” by catching a Walnut Hill Bluestockings 1875-rules baseball game. The team, made up of LHF volunteers, follow Gentleman’s rules, which include: no mitts allowed; the batter, or “striker”,…

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baseball
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