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October 2017

Adult Education Program: 19th Century Bread Baking

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Advanced registrations required. Do you need a refresher course on making bread from scratch? Would you like to try baking in a wood burning stove? If so, try your hand at biscuits, yeast bread and…

braided dough

Historic Quilt and Textile Show

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - Sunday, October 8, 2017

For the Love of Calico Calico, the factory woven and colorfully printed cotton fabric, calls up many images in our minds. We think of pioneer girls wearing flowered calico sun bonnets, farm women in checked…


Adult Education Program: Victorian Dinner Harvest Tablescaping

Thursday, October 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Advanced registrations required. What is tablescaping? It’s setting your table for a fancy feast! Visit the Flynn Mansion at Living History Farms for a peek at elegant Victorian dining traditions and learn painless ways to…

table setting in Flynn Mansion

Corn Harvest

Saturday, October 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Explore the importance of corn to farmers in the 19th century. Help shell and grind corn at the 1900 Farm and see the tools needed to process corn in the past. Take a peek in the…

farmers and horses harvest corn crop

Member Morning

Saturday, October 7, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Behind the Scenes Look at the Historic Quilt Show Members, meet a Historic Interpreter in the Flynn Mansion for a special Behind the Scenes tour of the Historic Quilt & Textile Show. Children are welcome…


Medicine Show

Saturday, October 7, 2017 @ 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. Each performance lasts…

actors perform in medicine show

Adult Education Program: Classic Comfort Foods

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Advanced registrations required. Join Living History Farm staff for some “stick to your ribs” comfort food and a cup of fresh coffee. Students will learn the art of making homemade noodles and other quick comfort…

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cooking in tangen kitchen

Adult Education Program: Victorian Hat Trims, The Basics

Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Advanced registrations required. Hat makers in the 19th and 20th century created flowers, cockades and other trims in their shops for adorning fancy hats and clothing.  Join LHF staff milliners for an evening of trims!…

hat trims on display in the millinery
January 2018

Cabin Fever: Farms Uncorked

Saturday, January 27 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come graze with us, celebrating Iowa’s rich culinary bounty with unique monthly tastings in our Visitor Center. Gather your friends and explore local food and beverage specialties made from Iowa agricultural products. Enjoy chatting with winemakers…

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Visitors chat with a vendor at Farms Uncorked
February 2018

Cabin Fever: Cocktails & Comfort Food

Saturday, February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Pair cocktails mixed by Iowa artisan distillers with bite-sized sweet and savory comfort foods created by local eateries. Visit with distillers about the process of making spirits with Iowa grains. Event Partners: Black Silo Roasting…

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Visitors enjoy samples at a cabin fever event
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