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April 2018

Cabin Fever: Festival of Cheese

Saturday, April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Visit with cheesemongers, and other local food experts about their crafts, while tasting their wares in a casual atmosphere. Sign up for a 30 minute class exploring fondue with CJ Biernert of the Cheese Shop…

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visitors enjoying festival of cheese
May 2018

Opening Day

Tuesday, May 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Today is the first day of our 2018 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…

a family poses in front of the 1850 log house

Living History Farms’ Kids Trail Run

Saturday, May 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for the inaugural Living History Farms Kids Trail Run! Our 5k race or 1 mile Fun Run are perfect for both competitive and non-competitive runners, ages 12 and under of all ability levels.…

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Kids Trail Run

FFA, 4-H, Boy Scout, and Girl Scout Appreciation Day

Sunday, May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Living History Farms says “thank you” to all of the Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups and 4-H and FFA members who have participated in events and programs over the years. Members arriving in uniform,…

kids walking through 1875 town

Tractor Day

Saturday, May 12 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Open 9:00am-4:00pm, activities on front lawn 9:00am-2:00pm Ride and drive an impressive array of Van Wall’s new and antique John Deere tractors on Living History Farms’ front lawn! The Tangen Implement Dealer will be open…

Tractors on Living History Farms front lawn

Decoration Day

Saturday, May 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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…

interpreters perform a memorial ceremony on decoration day

Historic Baseball

Saturday, May 26 @ 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”,…

June 2018

Fido on the Farms

Saturday, June 2 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Living History Farms welcomes dogs to the museum any day of the season, but on this day, we have special activities to celebrate our best furry friends! Bring your well-behaved pup to tour the museum…


Homeschool Day

Tuesday, June 5 @ 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…

Family posing for photo by 1900 Farm Barn

Pioneer Wedding

Saturday, June 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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 for a wedding celebration, including a…

guests and interpreters dance at 1850 pioneer farm
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