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September 2018

Fall Homeschool Day

Friday, September 7 @ 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…

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Family poses with mule and historic interpreter at 1900 farm

History Through the Lens

Saturday, September 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

Saturday, September 15 @ 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”,…

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Applefest

Saturday, September 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the arrival of Fall in the 1875 town of Walnut Hill during our annual Applefest! Try your hand at stirring the copper kettle of apple butter, take your turn cranking the cider press, and…

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girl "bobbing" for apples at applefest

Medicine Shows

Saturday, September 29 @ 11:15 am - 1:30 pm

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

October 2018

Event Venue Showcase at Living History Farms

Tuesday, October 2 @ 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

Victorian Funeral

Saturday, October 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Open 9am-4pm, Funeral procession begins at 1 pm In 1875, the funeral was a pageant of honored traditions! Families gathered to find joy in a public celebration of a life well lived. At 1:00, join…

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interpreter drives horse-drawn hearse

Heritage Skills Expo

Saturday, October 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Iowa’s settlers filled their lives with simple pleasures and useful skills. Join museum crafters and farmers for a celebration of Iowa’s rich fall folk life traditions! Discover a heritage craft, such as spinning, knitting, and…

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basket of knitting and craft supplies

Medicine Shows

Saturday, October 13 @ 11:15 am - 1:30 pm

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

Historic Baseball

Saturday, October 13 @ 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”,…

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baseball
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