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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

July 2019

Medicine Shows

Saturday, July 20 @ 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

Circuit Court Day

Saturday, July 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Sit on an 1875 jury during Living History Farms' Circuit Court Day. Lawyers, witnesses, judge, and court clerks, re-created by costumed interpreters, will present real court cases from 1870s Iowa courts. Museum guests will sit…

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document in law office

August 2019

History Happy Hour – Vaudeville & Circus Night

Thursday, August 1 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Vaudeville & Circus Night Explore historic sites around the town of Walnut Hill, enjoy performances by Living History Farms' own Melodrama Society, meet a farm animal or two, and challenge your friends to some classic…

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Grain Harvest

Saturday, August 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Living History Farms’ “original” community event! Get your hands dirty and help our interpreters bring in this year’s grain harvest, using hand power, horsepower, and steam. Witness it all as you hear the smash of…

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tractor at grain harvest

Historic Baseball

Saturday, August 3 @ 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

Victorian Birthday

Saturday, August 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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What was it like to be a guest at a birthday party in 1875? Join us for a child's birthday celebration at the Flynn Mansion and find out! Play historic games on the lawn, then…

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birthday cake at Flynn Mansion

Medicine Shows

Saturday, August 17 @ 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 Behind Flynn Mansion, near the flower gardens The Living History Farms Melodrama Society will present two performances of Prof. Savage's Traveling Medicine Show just behind the Flynn Mansion, next…

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actors perform in medicine show

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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