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May 2020

Decoration Day & Historic Baseball

Saturday, May 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
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

June 2020

Summer Homeschool Day

Tuesday, June 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
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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Preserving Your History Tour

Thursday, June 11 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Photographs, paper documents, and heirloom objects such as tools or toys are in every closet and attic. How do we keep them for future generations? Why do we want to? Get a peek behind the…

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Pioneer Wedding

Saturday, June 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
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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interpreters and visitors dance at the pioneer wedding

Preserving Your History Tour

Saturday, June 13 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Photographs, paper documents, and heirloom objects such as tools or toys are in every closet and attic. How do we keep them for future generations? Why do we want to? Get a peek behind the…

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Father’s Day Historic Baseball

Sunday, June 21 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
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

July 2020

Teacher Appreciation Day

Wednesday, July 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Living History Farms says thank you to all of the teachers who put in the time and effort to bring learning to life for their students. If you've never been to Living History Farms with…

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teacher in 1875 classroom

Independence Day & Historic Baseball

Saturday, July 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Open 9am-4pm, with games beginning at 11am. Enjoy an old-fashioned fourth with an iconic, historic Independence Day celebration in the 1876 town of Walnut Hill. 1876 marks the first centennial of the United States, and…

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kids participate in sack race at independence day event

Textile Treasures Tour

Thursday, July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Take a guided tour of Living History Farms textile storage facility and learn how you can better store your own textile treasures at home! Join us for this up close view of select historic quilts…

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Historic Quilt Show

Ioway Culture Day

Saturday, July 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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The people of the Ioway nation were some of Iowa’s first farmers! Explore this Native American culture which gave Iowa its name. Visit our 1700 Ioway Farm where farm staff will present hands-on activities to showcase how…

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