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June 2018

Medicine Shows

Saturday, June 9 @ 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. Actors in period…

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actors perform in medicine show

Pioneer Wedding

Saturday, June 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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 for a wedding celebration, including a…

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guests and interpreters dance at 1850 pioneer farm

Historic Baseball

Sunday, June 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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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baseball

History Happy Hour – Postponed

Thursday, June 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Due to the weather forecast, History Happy Hour has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 19 from 5:30-8:30pm. Ticket purchasers will be contacted. History Happy Hour on July 19 Take a ride in our Ford Model-T,…

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beer

Teacher Appreciation Day

Friday, June 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

July 2018

Independence Day

Wednesday, July 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Open 9am-4pm, with games beginning at 11am. Enjoy an old-fashioned fourth with an iconic, historic Independence Day celebration in the town of Walnut Hill. 1876 marks the first centennial of the United States, and Living…

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kids participate in sack race at independence day event

Historic Baseball

Wednesday, July 4 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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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baseball

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

Thursday, July 5 - Thursday, August 16

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

Ioway Culture Day

Saturday, July 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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 14 @ 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. Actors in period…

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actors perform in medicine show
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