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American Farmer

Paul Mobley captures the faces of America's farmers through his selection of 45 portraits. These images illustrate the geographic and cultural diversity of farming in America. "American Farmer" is on loan is on loan through...

Happy Danes on the Plains

Come explore Danish immigrant culture through photos, text, and interviews and celebrate the cultural history that brings communities together. "Happy Danes on the Plains" is on loan from the Museum of Danish America. Open Tuesday–Saturday, 9...

Iowa Roots, Global Impact: The Life and Legacy of George Washington Carver

Renowned scientist George Washington Carver provided the world with numerous developments in the field of agriculture. Follow Carver from his educational journey at Simpson College and Iowa State University through his work at the Tuskegee...

Farmstasia

Farmstasia is a casually elegant fundraising dinner and auction at Living History Farms. We also celebrate our Teacher of the Year at the event—someone who brings history alive for their students. Proceeds from Farmstasia support...

Applefest

Join us for a day of family fun celebrating apple harvest season! Visit our historic sites to see how past cooks would prepare and serve apple treats, such as apple butter, cake or pie, and...

Victorian Funeral

In 1875, the funeral was a pageant of honored traditions. Families gathered to find joy in a public celebration of a life well lived. Join our historic interpreters as they celebrate the life and honor...

Family Halloween

Take part in the annual Living History Farms Family Halloween! Families are welcomed into the 1876 town of Walnut Hill to enjoy trick-or-treating at our historic businesses, try their hand at pumpkin bowling, take a...

LHF Race Returns!

Living History Farms IA

Costumes are optional. Mud is mandatory. Living History Farms is bringing back the annual off-road Living History Farms Race. The Living History Farms Race gives runners the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in rural Iowa...

Family Christmas

Join us for a day of holiday traditions filled with Christmas cheer! Bundle up for a horse-drawn wagon ride to visit the historic Flynn Mansion, where you can help decorate the tree and participate in...

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