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July 2018

Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster, 1844-2012

Thursday, July 5 - Thursday, August 16

Wallace Exhibit Center, Living History Farms Historically, the ephemeral hardworking American political poster has been hiding in plain sight, attempting to catch our eye and capture our vote through the use of visual language. unidentified…

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Sign of the Times Exhibit

New! History Happy Hour

Thursday, July 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Take a ride in our Ford Model-T, meet one of our Percheron horses, and challenge your friends to some classic 19th century lawn games - all with a drink in your hand. Explore some of the…

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beer

Election Day

Saturday, July 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

It’s Election Day in Walnut Hill. The 1875 town makes a decision at the polls and you’re invited to help get out the vote! Join candidates for an 1875 style mayoral debate, try giving a…

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1875 citizens hold political banner

August 2018

Grain Harvest

Saturday, August 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Living History Farms’ “original” community event! Get your hands dirty and help our interpreters bring in this year’s grain harvest, using methods from 1850 to the present. From hand power to horsepower, witness it all…

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tractor at grain harvest

Historic Baseball

Saturday, August 4 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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

Victorian Birthday

Saturday, August 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for a child's birthday celebration at the Flynn Mansion! Play some games on lawn, then explore the house to see the decorations and birthday presents, and chat with museum guides to find out…

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birthday cake at Flynn Mansion

Medicine Shows

Saturday, August 11 @ 11:15 am - 1:30 pm

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

September 2018

Fall Homeschool Day

Friday, September 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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! We…

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Family poses with mule and historic interpreter at 1900 farm

Photography Day

Saturday, September 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a day of photography workshops in Iowa’s largest outdoor classroom! Attend classes with local photography, videography, and multimedia experts. Practice your skills as you capture stunning images of our scenic gardens, grounds, and buildings.…

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A guest taking a photo

Historic Baseball

Saturday, September 15 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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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