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July 2019

Historic Baseball

Thursday, July 4 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 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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History Happy Hour – Historic Game Night

Thursday, July 11 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Historic Game Night Explore historic sites around the town of Walnut Hill, challenge your friends to some classic 19th century lawn games, and meet a farm animal or two – all with a drink in…

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visitors playing games at History Happy Hour

Ioway Culture Day

Saturday, July 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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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

Medicine Shows

Saturday, July 20 @ 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

Circuit Court Day

Saturday, July 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Sit on an 1875 jury during Living History Farms' Circuit Court Day. Lawyers, witnesses, judge, and court clerks, re-created by costumed interpreters, will present real court cases from 1870s Iowa courts. Museum guests will sit…

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document in law office

August 2019

History Happy Hour – Vaudeville & Circus Night

Thursday, August 1 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Vaudeville & Circus Night Explore historic sites around the town of Walnut Hill, enjoy performances by Living History Farms' own Melodrama Society, meet a farm animal or two, and enjoy a myriad of circus acts…

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History Happy Hour

Grain Harvest

Saturday, August 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Living History Farms’ “original” community event! Get your hands dirty and help our interpreters bring in this year’s grain harvest, using hand power, horsepower, and steam. Witness it all as you hear the smash of…

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tractor at grain harvest

Historic Baseball

Saturday, August 3 @ 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 Birthday

Saturday, August 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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What was it like to be a guest at a birthday party in 1875? Join us for a child's birthday celebration at the Flynn Mansion and find out! Play historic games on the lawn, then…

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birthday cake at Flynn Mansion

Medicine Shows

Saturday, August 17 @ 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 Behind Flynn Mansion, near the flower gardens The Living History Farms Melodrama Society will present two performances of Prof. Savage's Traveling Medicine Show just behind the Flynn Mansion, next…

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actors perform in medicine show
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