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Laura Ingalls Wilder presented by ArtsPower

April 28, 2014 - 12:00 am at

Back by popular demand, this original musical chronicles the exciting adventures of the Ingalls family as they travel across the prairie in search of a little house to call home. Facing obstacles such as scarlet fever, Indian attacks and devastating crop losses, their pioneering spirit and family bonds are tested but never broken. This uplifting story by one of America’s most beloved authors captures the restlessness and excitement of loading up the covered wagon to find a new home amid the personal struggles Laura and her family face in carving out a new life together.

Laura Ingalls Wilder presented by ArtsPower

April 28, 2014 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am at

Back by popular demand, this original musical chronicles the exciting adventures of the Ingalls family as they travel across the prairie in search of a little house to call home. Facing obstacles such as scarlet fever, Indian attacks and devastating crop losses, their pioneering spirit and family bonds are tested but never broken. This uplifting story by one of America’s most beloved authors captures the restlessness and excitement of loading up the covered wagon to find a new home amid the personal struggles Laura and her family face in carving out a new life together.

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

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

Living History Farms’ Annual Homeschool Days

August 27, 2014 - 12:00 am at Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd

Nothing is a constant in history like food. During the events on these two days, explore in a fun way how food and nutrition have been a constant in history, from too little food to too much. Discover the impact that changes in technology had on how people produced, prepared, and preserved food that they ate. Learn how technology changed the tasks people did. How many calories do you burn off playing checkers vs. printing with a foot-powered press? How much horsepower does your body generate, compared to a tractor or car? How long does it take to turn cream into butter, or to cook in an open hearth vs. a microwave?

* Pre-registration required; pre-registration for each day is limited to the first 500 people

www.LivingHistoryFarms.org

Living History Farms’ Annual Homeschool Days

September 3, 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd

Nothing is a constant in history like food. During the events on these two days, explore in a fun way how food and nutrition have been a constant in history, from too little food to too much. Discover the impact that changes in technology had on how people produced, prepared, and preserved food that they ate. Learn how technology changed the tasks people did. How many calories do you burn off playing checkers vs. printing with a foot-powered press? How much horsepower does your body generate, compared to a tractor or car? How long does it take to turn cream into butter, or to cook in an open hearth vs. a microwave?

* Pre-registration required; pre-registration for each day is limited to the first 500 people www.LivingHistoryFarms.org

Photography Day

September 20, 2014 - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm at Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd

Enjoy a day of photography workshops in Iowa’s largest outdoor photography classroom!  Photography experts will be on hand to offer classes and will be out in the field to help you perfect your photography technique. Amateurs as well as professionals are encouraged to attend. Capture stunning images of our scenic gardens, grounds and buildings, and catch the action at a historic baseball game at 1:30pm. All workshops are included with admission price to Living History Farms. www.LivingHistoryFarms.org

Victorian Funeral

October 11, 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd

In 1875, the funeral was a pageant of honored traditions. Families gathered to find joy in a public celebration of a life well lived. Visit the Tangen House, prepared with a period style coffin and funeral drapery, and visit with the mourners. At 1:00pm, join with historic interpreters as they celebrate the life and honor the death of a fictional 1875 Civil War Veteran with a re-created funeral. Walk in the funeral procession led by a horse-drawn hearse to New Hope Cemetery for a Veterans Memorial service. www.LivingHistoryFarms.org

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