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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

Decoration Day

Saturday, May 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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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…

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interpreters perform a memorial ceremony on decoration day

Soybean Planting

Saturday, May 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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** Rescheduled to May 25 due to weather. ** Though one of the most common crops in Iowa fields today, soybeans were just being introduced to midwest farmers as an experimental crop in the early…

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soybean planting

Historic Baseball

Saturday, May 25 @ 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

June 2019

Summer Homeschool Day

Tuesday, June 4 @ 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 posing for photo by 1900 Farm Barn

Medicine Shows

Saturday, June 8 @ 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

History Happy Hour – Behind the Barn

Thursday, June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Behind the Barn Night Explore historic sites around the Flynn Barn, meet a farm animal or two, join in a barn dance with music by the Barn Owl Band, and challenge your friends to some…

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flynn barn

Pioneer Wedding

Saturday, June 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Wedding Ceremonies at 11am and 1:30pm 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…

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guests and interpreters dance at 1850 pioneer farm

History Through the Lens

Saturday, June 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Bring your camera to capture 500 acres worth of beautiful scenery and see history through your lens at Living History Farms! Take one or two workshops with local photography experts and have ample time to…

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Historic Baseball

Sunday, June 16 @ 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
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