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June 2019

Teacher Appreciation Day

Friday, June 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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

Medicine Shows

Saturday, June 22 @ 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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July 2019

Independence Day

Thursday, July 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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 town of Walnut Hill. 1876 marks the first centennial of the United States, and Living…

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Medicine Shows

Thursday, July 4 @ 11:15 am - 2:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Performances at 11:15 am and 1:30 pm The Living History Farms Melodrama Society will present two short performances of Prof. Savage's Traveling Medicine Show just behind the Flynn Mansion, next to the flower gardens. Actors…

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actors perform in medicine show

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, meet a farm animal or two, participate in a trivia contest in the…

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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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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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Explore the history of Iowa law and 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…

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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 circus performers from Cirque Wonderland and Living History Farms' own Melodrama Society, meet a farm animal or two, and challenge your friends…

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