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June 2018

Historic Baseball

Sunday, June 17 @ 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

History Happy Hour

Thursday, June 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Take a spin in our Ford Model-T, meet one of our Percheron horses, and challenge your friends to some classic 19th century lawn games - all with a drink in your hand. Explore some of the…

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beer

Teacher Appreciation Day

Friday, June 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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
July 2018

Independence Day

Wednesday, July 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy an old-fashioned fourth with an iconic historic Independence Day celebration in the town of Walnut Hill. 1876 marks the first centennial of the United States, and Living History Farms’ Independence Day activities truly show…

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kids participate in sack race at independence day event

Historic Baseball

Wednesday, July 4 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 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

Ioway Culture Day

Saturday, July 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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guest presenter at 1700 Ioway Farm

Election Day

Saturday, July 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

It’s Election Day in Walnut Hill. The 1875 town makes a decision at the polls and you’re invited to help get out the vote! Join candidates for an 1875 style mayoral debate, try giving a…

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1875 citizens hold political banner
August 2018

Grain Harvest

Saturday, August 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Living History Farms’ “original” community event! Get your hands dirty and help our interpreters bring in this year’s grain harvest, using methods from 1850 to the present. From hand power to horsepower, witness it all…

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tractor at grain harvest

Historic Baseball

Saturday, August 4 @ 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

Victorian Birthday

Saturday, August 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for a child's birthday celebration at the Flynn Mansion! Play some games on lawn, then explore the house to see the decorations and birthday presents, and chat with museum guides to find out…

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birthday cake at Flynn Mansion
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