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September 2018

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

Family Halloween

Thursday, October 18 - Sunday, October 21

October 18-21, 25-28, 5:30pm-8:30pm Take part in 31-year old tradition at Living History Farms – Family Halloween! Families are welcomed into the 1875 town of Walnut Hill to enjoy safe, non-scary trick-or-treating at our historic…

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Visitors at Family Halloween

Last Day of General Season

Friday, October 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Today is the last day of our general visiting season. Don't miss your chance to touch, play and engage at each of our three working farm sites: 1700 Ioway Indian Farm, 1850 Pioneer Farm, and 1900 Horse-Powered Farm —…

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family poses in front of 1900 farm house

Family Halloween

Thursday, October 25 - Sunday, October 28

October 18-21, 25-28, 5:30pm-8:30pm Take part in 31-year old tradition at Living History Farms – Family Halloween! Families are welcomed into the 1875 town of Walnut Hill to enjoy safe, non-scary trick-or-treating at our historic…

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Visitors at Family Halloween

November 2018

Living History Farms Race

Saturday, November 17

The 40th annual off-road race at Living History Farms, presented by Central Iowa Race Corp, raises funds for Living History Farms and other community causes. Over the last 17 years, the race has given over…

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