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July 2018

Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster, 1844-2012

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - Thursday, August 16, 2018
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Wallace Exhibit Center, Living History Farms Historically, the ephemeral hardworking American political poster has been hiding in plain sight, attempting to catch our eye and capture our vote through the use of visual language. unidentified…

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Sign of the Times Exhibit

Medicine Shows

Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 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 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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New! History Happy Hour

Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Take a ride 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

Election Day

Saturday, July 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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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

Medicine Shows

Saturday, August 11, 2018 @ 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 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

September 2018

Medicine Shows

Saturday, September 29, 2018 @ 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 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

Grinding Corn with Historic Letz Mill Machine – 10am

Saturday, October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
1900 Farm,

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1900 Farm

Medicine Shows

Saturday, October 13, 2018 @ 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 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

Last Day of General Season

Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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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

November 2018

Road-O-Cross Off-Road Race

Saturday, November 17, 2018
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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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. You will be challenged by a cross country course over…

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