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December 2017

Family Education Program: Cookie Baking with Kids on a Woodstove

Saturday, December 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Advanced registrations required. What is better than the smell of fresh cookies from the oven? Making them with your child! In this class, parent and child will work together to make a variety of cookies…

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child rolls out dough for cookies in Tangen kitchen

Adult Education Program: Christmas Cake & Victorian Trifles

Tuesday, December 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Advanced registrations required. Join Living History Farms staff for a sweet look at Victorian treats. Bake a gingerbread cake “from scratch” and make a fruit cake actually worth eating! Consider a fruit or icing topping.…

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January 2018

Cabin Fever: Farms Uncorked

Saturday, January 27, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come graze with us, celebrating Iowa’s rich culinary bounty with unique monthly tastings in our Visitor Center. Gather your friends and explore local food and beverage specialties made from Iowa agricultural products. Enjoy chatting with winemakers…

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February 2018

Cabin Fever: Cocktails & Comfort Food

Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Pair cocktails mixed by Iowa artisan distillers with bite-sized sweet and savory comfort foods created by local eateries. Visit with distillers about the process of making spirits with Iowa grains. Advanced tickets are available online through…

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March 2018

Cabin Fever: Beer ‘n’ Bread

Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Chat with micro-brewers and artisan bakers about their crafts, while tasting their wares in a casual atmosphere. Complimentary snacks and soft drinks are included. Advanced tickets are available online through March 23 at noon. Tickets may…

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April 2018

Adult Education Program: Blacksmithing Basics

Saturday, April 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Advanced registrations required. The class is designed to give someone with little or no metal working skills as a hands-on, fun “be a blacksmith for a day” experience. Explore the basics of forge work in…

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fire and tools in blacksmith shop

Cabin Fever: Festival of Cheese

Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Visit with cheesemongers, and other local food experts about their crafts, while tasting their wares in a casual atmosphere. Sign up for a 30 minute class exploring fondue with CJ Biernert of the Cheese Shop…

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