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August 2019

Historic Baseball

Saturday, August 3 @ 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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Victorian Birthday

Saturday, August 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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What was it like to be a guest at a birthday party in 1875? Join us for a child's birthday celebration at the Flynn Mansion and find out! Play historic games on the lawn, then…

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birthday cake at Flynn Mansion

Medicine Shows

Saturday, August 17 @ 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 Behind Flynn Mansion, near the flower gardens The Living History Farms Melodrama Society will present two performances of Prof. Savage's Traveling Medicine Show just behind the Flynn Mansion, next…

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actors perform in medicine show

September 2019

Fall Homeschool Day

Friday, September 6 @ 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 poses with mule and historic interpreter at 1900 farm

History Happy Hour – Flicks on the Farm

Thursday, September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Flicks on the Farm Explore historic sites around the town of Walnut Hill, enjoy a short film from Iowa State University Special Collections & Archives, meet a farm animal or two, and challenge your friends…

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History Happy Hour

Fido on the Farms

Saturday, September 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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 tour…

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Applefest

Saturday, September 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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New extended hours! 9am-5:30pm 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…

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girl "bobbing" for apples at applefest

Historic Baseball

Saturday, September 28 @ 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

October 2019

Saint Pope John Paul II Exhibit

Wednesday, October 2 - Sunday, October 6
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Visit the Church of the Land for a special look back at the October 1979 visit of Saint Pope John Paul II to Living History Farms. Nearly 350,000 people from around the country, the largest…

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Pope JPII visit

Heritage Skills Expo

Saturday, October 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Join Living History Farms' crafters and farmers for a celebration of Iowa’s rich fall folk life traditions! Watch specialty craftsmen such as blacksmiths and broom makers create their wares. Discover unique historic skills, such as…

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