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Step Right Up for a Look Back at the Circus

Come learn the fascinating and fun history of the circus! “Step Right Up! Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top” is a special exhibit at Living History Farms that invites you to relive the golden years of the circus.

In an era spanning the early 20th century, through depression-ridden times, a dust bowl, and the Red Scare, one form of revelry thrived – the circus, a thrilling spectacle that burst into towns along the American road and railways. See how the big top travelled from coast to coast, with rail cars packed with canvas, exotic animal menageries, strongmen, fat ladies, and roustabouts that brought a much-needed relief to millions of Americans.

Featuring full-color posters, costume regalia, historic photographs, billboards, oversize graphics, and oral histories from past performers, “Step Right Up! Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top” explores a history fraught with intrigue and majesty, and gives you the chance to run away with the circus! It’s an incredible exhibit for children of all ages!

We know you love your home at Equitable Apartments in Des Moines, Iowa, but it’s important to stay active and involved in your community. Attending this event is the perfect chance for you to journey outside your comfort zone to meet new people and seek new opportunities.

Event Time/Date:
Friday, September 1, 2017 – 9:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Road
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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