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Living History Farms - 50th Anniversary - Virtual Celebration

  • 11121 Hickman Road | Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Dates: May 1, 2020 - June 6, 2020
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Living History Farms
  • Overview
    Welcome to our Virtual Opening! Today is May 1, which is one of our very favorite days of the year at Living History Farms. Traditionally, it's the day we open for the season and welcome visitors and school groups back to the Farms. Of course, this year, things look a bit different, but we're still celebrating the arrival of spring, the many good things that continue to take place at LHF, and YOU, our friends and supporters! And this year marks our 50th anniversary!
    So, what does a virtual opening mean? It means we want to connect and engage with you from a safe social distance. You will find several fun opportunities to get involved in this newsletter. Enjoy brand new videos from our farm staff, share your favorite photo memories with us on Facebook, answer some Living History Farms trivia (or scour our website for clues!), and explore the unique ways to view our museum collections online. We also have some new activities for the kids to do at home and a special giving opportunity as we participate in #GivingTuesdayNow. Whatever your interests, we invite you to join in the fun - it's Virtual Opening Day!
    Enjoy some new behind-the-scenes videos from our essential staff taking care of the farms!
    1850 Pioneer Farm Domestic Supervisor, Elise Brandt, shows us the chores she's been working on and everything she's looking forward to at the start of the season at the 1850 Pioneer Farm.
    1900 Farm Ag Supervisor, Mike Witmer, takes us into the 1900 Farm's Carlson Barn for a chat about LHF's percheron horses and our mule, Brandy.
    1850 Pioneer Farm Ag Supervisor, Kerstin Wallace, shows us some of the tools of the trade as she works on building the fences around the farm with traditional implements.