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September 2018

Medicine Shows

Saturday, September 29 @ 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

October 2018

Event Venue Showcase at Living History Farms

Tuesday, October 2 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Looking for a timeless venue to host your special event? Then join us at Living History Farms for an open showing of our unique venue options! Enjoy signature cocktails and elegant spreads from our preferred…

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couple dance at wedding in visitor center

Victorian Funeral

Saturday, October 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Open 9am-4pm, Funeral procession begins at 1 pm In 1875, the funeral was a pageant of honored traditions! Families gathered to find joy in a public celebration of a life well lived. At 1:00, join…

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interpreter drives horse-drawn hearse

Heritage Skills Expo

Saturday, October 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Iowa’s settlers filled their lives with simple pleasures and useful skills. Join museum crafters and farmers for a celebration of Iowa’s rich fall folk life traditions! Discover a heritage craft, such as spinning, knitting, and…

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basket of knitting and craft supplies

Medicine Shows

Saturday, October 13 @ 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

Historic Baseball

Saturday, October 13 @ 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

Family Halloween: Cyclone Night, Double Treats & Athletes

Thursday, October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

October 18-21 and October 25-28, 5:30pm-8:30pm Take part in a 31-year old tradition at Living History Farms – Family Halloween! Families are welcomed into the 1875 town of Walnut Hill to enjoy safe, non-scary trick-or-treating…

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family at halloween event

NEW! Family Halloween Eats and Treats

Thursday, October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Start the night off with a family meal at the Tangen Home, followed by a fun fall craft, and then head out to the town of Walnut Hill to take part in trick-or-treating, storytelling, and…

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family at halloween event

Last Day of General Season

Friday, October 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Today is the last day of our general visiting season. Don't miss your chance to touch, play and engage at each of our three working farm sites: 1700 Ioway Indian Farm, 1850 Pioneer Farm, and 1900 Horse-Powered Farm —…

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family poses in front of 1900 farm house

Family Halloween: Doggone Scary

Friday, October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

October 18-21, and October 25-28, 5:30pm-8:30pm Take part in a 31-year old tradition at Living History Farms – Family Halloween! Families are welcomed into the 1875 town of Walnut Hill to enjoy safe, non-scary trick-or-treating…

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Flynn barn at Family Halloween
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