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May 2019

Bee-lieve it or Not! The Secret Lives of Honey Bees Exhibit

Wednesday, May 1 - Friday, October 18
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Learn what makes a honey bee a honey bee, discover why pollination is important. Developed by the Purdue University Agriculture Exhibit Design Center, this family interactive exhibit will open your eyes to the special role…

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flowers

Living History Farms’ Kids Trail Run

Saturday, May 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Join us for the second annual Living History Farms Kids Trail Run! Our 5k race or 1 mile Fun Run are perfect for both competitive and non-competitive runners, ages 12 and under of all ability…

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kids train run

Tractor Day / Scout, 4-H, FFA Day

Saturday, May 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Open 9:00am-4:00pm, activities on front lawn 9:00am-2:00pm (weather permitting) Ride and drive an impressive array of Van Wall’s new and antique John Deere tractors on Living History Farms’ front lawn! The Tangen Implement Dealer will…

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Tractors on Living History Farms front lawn

Decoration Day

Saturday, May 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Be a part of America’s early Memorial Day traditions! At 1:00pm, March in a procession to the town cemetery for a moving pageant of Victorian ceremony and speeches, honoring the Union’s fallen heroes. After the…

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interpreters perform a memorial ceremony on decoration day

Historic Baseball

Saturday, May 25 @ 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

June 2019

Summer Homeschool Day

Tuesday, June 4 @ 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 posing for photo by 1900 Farm Barn

History Happy Hour

Thursday, June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Behind the Barn Night Explore historic sites around the Flynn Barn, meet a farm animal or two, join in a barn dance, and challenge your friends to some classic 19th century lawn games - all…

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flynn barn

Pioneer Wedding

Saturday, June 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Wedding Ceremonies at 11am and 1:30pm Visit the 1850 Pioneer Farm for a recreated pioneer wedding! Travel out to the farm to meet Living History Farms’ June bride as you join the 1850 Farm staff…

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guests and interpreters dance at 1850 pioneer farm

History Through the Lens

Saturday, June 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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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

Sunday, June 16 @ 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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