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June 2020

50th Anniversary Exhibit

Saturday, June 6 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, August 23 @ 4:00 pm CDT
Red Barn Gallery,

The Red Barn Gallery, located behind the Blacksmith Shop in our 1876 town of Walnut Hill, is opening for touring this summer, starting June 6! The recently renovated 1940s-era hog barn now boasts a brand-new…

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red barn

September 2020

Fall Homeschool Day

Friday, September 4 @ 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 farms and town sites, see historic demonstrations, and…

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child visiting 1876 drug store

Fido on the Farms

Saturday, September 12 @ 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 welcomes dogs to the museum any day of the season, but on this day we have several special activities planned to celebrate our best furry friends! Bring your well-behaved pup to walk…

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group shot of dogs and trainers/owners

Applefest & Historic Baseball

Saturday, September 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Extended hours! 9am-5:00pm Take your turn cranking the cider press, try some yummy apple fritters, take part in apple bowling and bobbing for apples, and more! Catch the action at an 1870s-rules baseball game at…

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girl eating an apple

October 2020

Victorian Funeral

Saturday, October 10 @ 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, Funeral procession begins at 1 pm In 1876, the funeral was a pageant of honored traditions! Families gathered to find joy in a public celebration of a life well lived. Join with historic…

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victorian funeral procession

Family Halloween

Friday, October 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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October 16-18 and October 23-25 (5-8pm Fridays, 4-8pm Saturdays and Sundays) Take part in a 33-year old tradition at Living History Farms' Family Halloween! Join us in the 1876 Town of Walnut Hill to enjoy…

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kids in costume posing on a wagon

Family Halloween

Saturday, October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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October 16-18 and October 23-25 (5-8pm Fridays, 4-8pm Saturdays and Sundays) Take part in a 33-year old tradition at Living History Farms' Family Halloween! Join us in the 1876 Town of Walnut Hill to enjoy…

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trick or treaters in walnut hill

Family Halloween

Sunday, October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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October 16-18 and October 23-25 (5-8pm Fridays, 4-8pm Saturdays and Sundays) Take part in a 33-year old tradition at Living History Farms' Family Halloween! Join us in the 1876 Town of Walnut Hill to enjoy…

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halloween guests on a horse-drawn wagon

Family Halloween

Friday, October 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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October 16-18 and October 23-25 (5-8pm Fridays, 4-8pm Saturdays and Sundays) Take part in a 33-year old tradition at Living History Farms' Family Halloween! Join us in the 1876 Town of Walnut Hill to enjoy…

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kids in costume posing on a wagon

Family Halloween

Saturday, October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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October 16-18 and October 23-25 (5-8pm Fridays, 4-8pm Saturdays and Sundays) Take part in a 33-year old tradition at Living History Farms' Family Halloween! Join us in the 1876 Town of Walnut Hill to enjoy…

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trick or treaters in walnut hill
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