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Outreach Programs

Let Living History Farms come to you! Students in grades 2-5 can have an all-access pass to the past. LHF offers the following curriculum-connected programs which involve a mixture of multimedia presentation, artifacts, and hands-on activities, built around a central theme.

Looking for a program for adults? Check out our History Speaker Program.
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Available Wednesdays-Fridays through March 31, 2022. $70 per 1-hour program, plus round trip mileage at $0.58 per mile.
Each classroom or homeroom requires its own 1-hour program.


Ioway craftsIoway Indian Crafts

Discover through hands-on activities how the Ioway made pots for cooking and storage, made rope with native materials, and created the tools that they needed in their everyday life. Each student will make a pot to take home!


LHF staff member demonstrateds Ioway objects to studentsIoway Indian Culture

What was life like for the Ioway on a daily basis around the year 1700? Find out as you learn how the Ioway prepared and preserved their food, built their homes, made their clothing, and traded with the French. Learn words from their language as you sing songs and experience their story telling traditions. At the end of the program, enjoy a buffalo jerky snack.


students at Outreach programPioneer Life on the Prairie

How did the pioneers get to Iowa, and what brought them here? What did they need to do to set up their home and farms? What was daily life like for the pioneer family who settled in Iowa? Learn the answers to these and many more questions as you participate in hands-on activities like learning to drive a team of oxen and plotting out your farm. Of course it was not all work and no play; learn some typical games played by children on the prairie as well.


students hold pioneer objects in Outreach program.Pioneer Crafts

Families on the prairie made use of the environment around them to answer their daily needs. These crafts included making quilts, making corn husk people for toys, and so on.

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