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June 2018

Fido on the Farms

Saturday, June 2 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Living History Farms welcomes dogs to the museum any day of the season, but on this day, we have special activities to celebrate our best furry friends! Bring your well-behaved pup to tour the museum…

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Homeschool Day

Tuesday, June 5 @ 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 posing for photo by 1900 Farm Barn

Pioneer Wedding

Saturday, June 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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 for a wedding celebration, including a…

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guests and interpreters dance at 1850 pioneer farm

Historic Baseball

Saturday, June 16 @ 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

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
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