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Urbandale, Iowa
A World-Class Agricultural Museum in Iowa
During the 1970s, the National Endowment for the Humanities provided Living History Farms grant funding that established the groundwork for the organization’s beloved interactive exhibitions. Image courtesy of Living History Farms.

A museum that illuminates four centuries of midwestern agriculture, Living History Farms depicts life in a frontier community and on Ioway Indian, pioneer, and horse-powered farms. The sites are spread across 500 acres; agricultural experts farm each of them using historically-authentic methods. Construction of Living History Farms began in the 1970s and, during this period, the NEH supported the organization as it undertook research, developed its living exhibitions, and began its community-focused programming.

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