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June 2020

Pioneer Wedding

Saturday, June 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Wedding Ceremonies at 11am and 1:30pm 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…

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pioneer wedding

Historic Baseball

Saturday, June 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
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 1876-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

July 2020

Teacher Appreciation Day

Wednesday, July 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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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

Independence Day & Historic Baseball

Saturday, July 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Open 9am-4pm, with games beginning at 11am. Enjoy an old-fashioned fourth with an iconic, historic Independence Day celebration in the 1876 town of Walnut Hill. 1876 marks the first centennial of the United States, and…

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horses pulling wagon

Ioway Culture Day

Saturday, July 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
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-era Ioway Farm where farm staff will present demonstrations to showcase…

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guest presenter at 1700 Ioway Farm

Victorian Birthday

Saturday, July 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
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 1876? 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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flynn mansion

August 2020

Grain Harvest & Historic Baseball

Saturday, August 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Living History Farms’ “original” community event! Watch as our historic farmers bring in this year’s grain harvest, using hand power, horsepower, and steam. Hear the smash of the flail and the roar of the steam-powered…

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interpreter harvesting grain

Election Day

Saturday, August 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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It’s Election Day in Walnut Hill. The 1876 town makes a decision at the polls and you’re invited to help get out the vote! Find out the issues that Victorian voters cared about most and…

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interpreters hold suffrage sign

September 2020

Fall Homeschool Day

Friday, September 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Celebrate! Fall Homeschool Day is a chance to celebrate many milestones. The Flynn Farm, established in 1870, is now 150 years old. Women received the right to vote 100 years ago, thanks to the 19th…

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interpreters at 1900 farm

Fido on the Farms

Saturday, September 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
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, and we'd love to see dogs and owners this Saturday! Bring your well-behaved pup to walk through the 1876 Town of Walnut…

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