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September 2019

Fido on the Farms

Saturday, September 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Living History Farms welcomes dogs to the museum any day of the season, but on this day, we have several special activities planned to celebrate our best furry friends! Bring your well-behaved pup to tour…

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Applefest

Saturday, September 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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New extended hours! 9am-5:30pm Celebrate the arrival of Fall in the 1875 town of Walnut Hill during our annual Applefest! Try your hand at stirring the copper kettle of apple butter, take your turn cranking…

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Historic Baseball

Saturday, September 28 @ 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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October 2019

Saint Pope John Paul II Exhibit

Wednesday, October 2 - Sunday, October 6
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Visit the Wallace Exhibit Center for a special look back at the October 1979 visit of Saint Pope John Paul II to Living History Farms. Nearly 350,000 people from around the country, the largest crowd…

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Pope JPII visit

Heritage Skills Expo

Saturday, October 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Join Living History Farms' crafters and farmers for a celebration of Iowa’s rich fall folk life traditions! Watch specialty craftsmen such as blacksmiths and broom makers create their wares. Discover unique historic skills, such as…

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blacksmith

Medicine Shows

Saturday, October 5 @ 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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Historic Baseball

Saturday, October 5 @ 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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Victorian Funeral

Saturday, October 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Open 9am-4pm, Funeral procession begins at 1 pm In 1875, the funeral was a pageant of honored traditions! Families gathered to find joy in a public celebration of a life well lived. Join with historic…

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interpreter drives horse-drawn hearse

Family Halloween: School Spirit Night

Thursday, October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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October 17-20 and October 24-27 Take part in a 32-year old tradition at Living History Farms – Family Halloween! Families are welcomed into the 1875 town of Walnut Hill to enjoy safe, non-scary trick-or-treating at…

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family at halloween event

Family Halloween: Doggone Scary

Friday, October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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October 17-20, and October 24-27 Take part in a 32-year old tradition at Living History Farms – Family Halloween! Families are welcomed into the 1875 town of Walnut Hill to enjoy safe, non-scary trick-or-treating at…

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Flynn barn at Family Halloween
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