Events

Independence Day

July 4, 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd

Enjoy an old-fashioned Fourth with a historic Independence Day celebration in the town of Walnut Hill. Fun for the entire family including pie eating contests, foot races, spelling bees, watermelon seed spitting contests and more! Games begin at 11am; then enjoy historic entertainment, a patriotic procession, and an 1875-rules baseball game at 2:30pm. www.LivingHistoryFarms.org

 

Historic Baseball Game

July 4, 2014 - 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm at Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd

Watch our home team, the Walnut Hill Bluestockings, compete in an 1870s-rules baseball game. Cheer the batters or “strikers” as they call their pitch and “Leg it” to first. The team makes sure kids have a chance to bat around at the end of the game! www.LivingHistoryFarms.org

All American Ice Cream Float Day

July 5, 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd

Join us for an all-American treat – a root beer float! In the Gazebo, musician Bob Welch entertains all with his unique program of Civil War era stories and songs. Traditional family games and a children’s craft round out the fun! www.LivingHistoryFarms.org

Music in the Junction

July 10, 2014 - 5:30 pm at Railroad Park
Valley Junction

Music in the Junction (part of the Valley Junction Farmers Market) will feature Fahrenheit this week.

www.valleyjunction.com

Iowa Cubs vs OKC

July 11, 2014 - July 12, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Principal Park
1 Line Dr.

Ioway Culture Day

July 12, 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd

The people of the Ioway nation were some of Iowa’s first farmers! Explore the language, tools and foodways of this Native American culture which gave Iowa its name. Hands-on activities and guest presenters offer visitors an opportunity to experience the ways the Ioway built their homes, prepared food, and farmed. Play an Ioway game and try using hand-made tools! Learn a phrase in the Ioway language and listen to some of the cultural stories passed down to Ioway descendants. www.LivingHistoryFarms.org

Iowa Cubs vs OKC

July 12, 2014 - July 13, 2014 - 1:00 pm at Principal Park
1 Line Dr.

Music in the Junction

July 17, 2014 - 5:30 pm at Railroad Park
Valley Junction

Music in the Junction (part of the Valley Junction Farmers Market) will feature Final Mix this week.

www.valleyjunction.com

Election Day

July 19, 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd

Will there be a town temperance law or not? Will the new mayor run on a dry ticket? The 1875 town of Walnut Hill makes a decision at the polls and you’re invited to help get out the vote! At noon, join candidates for an 1875 style mayoral debate! Try your own hand at swaying votes by delivering an election stump speech! At 1:30, have tea in the millinery and chat with frustrated 1875 women suffragists. Print a ballot in the Advocate Newspaper Office. Museum guests may cast their own fictional vote for mayor and share in the fun of past political processes! Visit the traveling exhibition Spirited: Prohibition in America to discover what happens to the temperance cause after 1875. www.LivingHistoryFarms.org

Iowa Barnstormers vs Pittsburgh Power

July 19, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

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