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    Family Christmas

    Join us for a day of simple, time-honored holiday traditions! Bundle up for a horse-drawn wagon ride and listen to the jingling bells. Enjoy Christmas decorating and cooking demonstrations throughout… Read the full story »

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    Living History Farms Race

    The Living History Farms Race gives runners the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in rural Iowa landscapes and travel through 300 years of history on foot. Runners can expect to… Read the full story »

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    Family Halloween

    Take part in the annual Living History Farms Family Halloween! Families are welcomed into the 1876 town of Walnut Hill to enjoy trick-or-treating at our historic businesses, try their hand… Read the full story »

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    Indigenous Iowans Day

    An exploration of some of the indigenous history and culture that helped shape our state. All activities included with General Admission.

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    Applefest

    Join us for a day of family fun celebrating apple harvest season! Visit our historic sites to see how past cooks would prepare and serve apple treats, such as apple… Read the full story »

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    Grain Harvest

    Living History Farms’ original community event! Get your hands dirty and help our historic interpreters bring in this year’s grain harvest. Demonstrations will be weather-dependent. All activities included with General… Read the full story »

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    Independence Day

    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 History Farms’… Read the full story »

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    Emancipation Day: A Juneteenth Event

    Gain a better understanding of the legacy and hope of emancipation and explore the Black experience in Iowa’s history from early farmsteads through the 20th-century fight for civil rights. All… Read the full story »

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    Decoration Day

    Be a part of America’s early Memorial Day traditions! March in a procession to the town cemetery for a moving pageant of Victorian ceremony and speeches, honoring the Union’s fallen… Read the full story »

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    Fido on the Farms

    Living History Farms welcomes dogs to the museum any day of the season, but on this day, we have special activities to celebrate our best furry friends! Bring your well-behaved… Read the full story »

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