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October 2020

Victorian Funeral

Saturday, October 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA United States
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Open 9am-4pm, Funeral procession begins at 1 pm In 1876, 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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victorian funeral procession

April 2021

Family Easter

Saturday, April 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA United States
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Welcome Spring with a day of fun for the whole family! The 1876 town of Walnut Hill comes together to celebrate Easter with ongoing egg hunts (for toddlers through 10 year olds, divided by age),…

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kids looking for eggs at Family Easter

Iowa Trivia Night

Friday, April 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
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Join us for a free Iowa Trivia Night via Zoom on Friday, April 30, from 5:30 to 6:00pm. Help us kick off the opening of our touring season with this program from the State Historical…

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May 2021

Opening Day

Saturday, May 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA United States
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Today is the first day of our 2021 general visiting season! Travel back in time to visit each of our three working farm sites: 1700 Ioway Farm, 1850 Pioneer Farm, and 1900 Horse-Powered Farm —…

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interpreters at 1900 farm

Homeschool Day

Saturday, May 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA United States
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Homeschool Day is the perfect opportunity for families to learn together. You and your children will have the opportunity to tour the museum’s many historic areas, enjoy hands-on demonstrations, learn about farm power throughout history,…

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Decoration Day

Saturday, May 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA United States
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Be a part of America’s early Memorial Day traditions! At 1:00pm, head to the town cemetery for a moving pageant of Victorian ceremony and speeches, honoring the Union’s fallen heroes. Plan your visit

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interpreters perform a memorial ceremony on decoration day

June 2021

Circuit Court Day & Historic Baseball

Saturday, June 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA United States
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Lawyers, witnesses, judge, and court clerks, re-created by costumed interpreters, will present real court cases from 1870s Iowa courts. Sit on the jury and find out if your verdicts match those of your 19th century…

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document in law office

July 2021

BUS-eum Traveling Exhibit

Thursday, July 1 - Saturday, July 3
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA United States
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July 1, noon-4pm July 2-3, 9am-4pm A new traveling exhibit is coming to Living History Farms' Visitor Center parking lot this July 1-3. The exhibit is housed in a mobile museum made from a retrofitted…

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Buseum Exhibit

Independence Day & Historic Baseball

Saturday, July 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA United States
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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 Living History Farms’ Independence Day activities truly…

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baseball team

Thrift Style Exhibit

Tuesday, July 6 @ 9:00 am - Friday, August 13 @ 4:00 pm CDT
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Thrift Style explores the reuse of feed sacks to make clothing and other household objects and illuminates how the “upcycling” of these bags mutually benefitted twentieth-century consumers and businesses. With forty-one works from patterns to garments,…

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feed sack quilt
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