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February 2020

Caucus for Cookies

Saturday, February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Discover the history and participate in the process of Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses as you sample baked goods! Families will get to partake in the caucus experience by campaigning and voting for their favorite sweet treats.…

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Historic Quilt & Textile Exhibit

Thursday, February 27 - Sunday, March 1
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Keeping Warm in the Midwest February 27-March 1 and March 5-8, open 1:00-6:00pm each day Join Living History Farms for a look at the textiles and tools used to keep warm during Midwestern winters in…

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volunteer demonstrating quilting

March 2020

Historic Quilt & Textile Exhibit

Thursday, March 5 - Sunday, March 8
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Keeping Warm in the Midwest February 27-March 1 and March 5-8, open 1:00-6:00pm each day Join Living History Farms for a look at the textiles and tools used to keep warm during Midwestern winters in…

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volunteer demonstrating quilting

April 2020

Family Easter

Saturday, April 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Welcome Spring with a day of fun for the whole family! The 1876 town of Walnut Hill comes together to celebrate Easter with ongoing egg and toy hunts (divided by age), horse-drawn wagon rides, egg…

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kids looking for eggs at Family Easter

Food & Farm Festival

Saturday, April 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Celebrate, sample, and purchase goods from local makers, food trucks, breweries, wineries, and distilleries. Select historic sites in the 1876 Town of Walnut Hill will be open for demonstrations. Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, lawn games,…

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food and farm festival

May 2020

Decoration Day

Saturday, May 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Be a part of America’s early Memorial Day traditions! At 1:00pm, March in a procession to the town cemetery for a moving pageant of Victorian ceremony and speeches, honoring the Union’s fallen heroes. After the…

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interpreters perform a memorial ceremony on decoration day

Historic Baseball

Saturday, May 23 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
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 teams lined up before the game

June 2020

Summer Homeschool Day

Tuesday, June 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
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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Pioneer Wedding

Saturday, June 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Wedding Ceremonies at 11am and 1:30pm Visit the 1850 Pioneer Farm for a recreated pioneer wedding! Travel out to the farm to meet Living History Farms’ June bride as you join the 1850 Farm staff…

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interpreters and visitors dance at the pioneer wedding

Historic Baseball

Sunday, June 21 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
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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