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September 2017

Exhibit: “Step Right Up! Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top, 1890-1965”

Friday, September 1 - Friday, October 20

At the Wallace Exhibit Center Mary Ruth Herriott and her baby behind the scenes at the Mills Brothers Circus, c. 1960-61, black-and-white photograph, collection Tegge Circus Archives. In an era spanning the early 20th century,…

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Adult Education Program: Basics of Cooking on a Wood-burning Stove

Thursday, September 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Advanced registrations required. Do you have a wood burning stove at home that you’d like to cook on, but have no prior knowledge of how to do it? Do you just want to try cooking…

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wood-burning stove

Applefest

Saturday, September 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Special Activities begin at 10am. Visit our 1875 town to celebrate all things apple! Try your hand at stirring the copper kettle of apple butter, take your turn cranking the cider press, and try some tasty…

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visiting using the cider press

Harvest Wagon Ride

Saturday, September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Advance registration required. Bring your blanket and enjoy an evening horse and wagon ride this fall at Living History Farms! Guests meet at the Murray Conference Center to board an open-air wagon pulled by Percheron…

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Harvest wagon Ride

Harvest Wagon Ride

Saturday, September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Advance registration required. Bring your blanket and enjoy an evening horse and wagon ride this fall at Living History Farms! Guests meet at the Murray Conference Center to board an open-air wagon pulled by Percheron…

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Harvest wagon Ride

Adult Education Program: Pies & Pastries

Tuesday, September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Advanced registrations required. Nothing smells better than fresh baked pies and pastries coming from the oven! Using recipes from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, make pies and pastries by hand, and bake them in…

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Family Education Program: Harvest Treats – Cooking and Baking with Kids

Thursday, September 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Advanced registrations required. Celebrate the fall harvest! Peel some apples and mash a pumpkin. Simmer, season, and stir up some homemade fruit butter. Sip apple cider and taste baked pumpkin treats. Enjoy eating the “fruits”…

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1900 farm kitchen
October 2017

Event Venue Showcase at Living History Farms

Tuesday, October 3 @ 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

Adult Education Program: 19th Century Bread Baking

Tuesday, October 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Advanced registrations required. Do you need a refresher course on making bread from scratch? Would you like to try baking in a wood burning stove? If so, try your hand at biscuits, yeast bread and…

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braided dough

Historic Quilt and Textile Show

Wednesday, October 4 - Sunday, October 8

For the Love of Calico Calico, the factory woven and colorfully printed cotton fabric, calls up many images in our minds. We think of pioneer girls wearing flowered calico sun bonnets, farm women in checked…

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