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19th century illustration of bonnets

Is it a hat? or maybe it’s a bonnet . . . ?

Posted on September 7, 2015

Every woman in the 19th century wore a hat when she appeared in public. Women’s hats were made custom for them, either by very crafty homemakers, or more likely at a Millinery shop in town….

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Wade Franck carrying a flag at Decoration Day celebration

In Memoriam

Posted on August 19, 2015

When guests visit Living History Farms, they meet historians who demonstrate historical skills, share insights into museum spaces and historic people, and who help to make connections between the past and the present. These historians…

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interpreter in 1875 era garments

Aren’t you hot in those clothes?

Posted on August 10, 2015

One of the more common questions for our museum guides wearing period clothing is, “Aren’t you hot in those clothes?” As August temperatures climb, now is a good time to get some perspective on that…

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grain bundle

Grain Harvest and Threshing Time

Posted on July 28, 2015

Summer is slipping away and it is time to start harvesting small grains on the farm! Today when we think of important crops in Iowa, we think of corn and soybeans.We forget how important grains,…

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