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‘It Takes an Iowan’

Feeding the world is no small task! March 30–October 30 • Red Barn Gallery Included with General Admission With the global population predicted to hit 9 billion by the year 2050, feeding the world requires...

‘Going West’

What westbound settlers took with them March 30–July 31 • Red Barn Gallery Included with General Admission What prompted people to move west—to brave long trips in covered wagons, boats, and railcars? Some reasons were...

Decoration Day + Historic Baseball

Explore the origins and meaning of Memorial Day! Saturday, May 25 • 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...

Spring Homeschool Day

The perfect opportunity for families to learn together! Friday, May 31 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Discounted admission with pre-registration • Free for members You and your children will have the opportunity to tour the museum’s...

Emancipation Day + Historic Baseball

Explore the meaning and legacy of emancipation June 8 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. All presentations, activities, and exhibits included with General Admission The Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863. Why did some enslaved...

‘Roadshow’ at Living History Farms

"Antiques Roadshow," PBS’s most-watched ongoing series, will visit Living History Farms on Monday, June 10! This all-day appraisal event is part of the series’ 29th production tour. We're so excited to welcome the "Roadshow"!  ...

Slice of History

Join us for a pizza party celebrating civic participation! Saturday, June 15 • Noon–1 p.m. Free pizza with General Admission while supplies last TEACHERS ADMITTED FREE ALL DAY! Tour Living History Farms to experience 300...

Medicine Shows

The cure for anything that ails you! Saturday, June 15 • 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. • Behind Flynn Mansion Included with General Admission The Walnut Hill Drama Society presents Professor Savage’s Traveling Medicine Show....

Pioneer Wedding

You are cordially invited ... Saturday, June 22 11:30 a.m. at the 1850 Pioneer Farm Please allow at least a half-hour for the tractor cart ride from the Visitor Center to the farm site Included...

Independence Day + Historic Baseball

Celebrate July 4th the old-fashioned way! Thursday, July 4 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. WE'RE OPEN RAIN OR SHINE! All activities included with General Admission • Advance tickets recommended Celebrate a historic Independence Day in the...

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