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Planting the Fields

Posted on June 19, 2018

Spring has given way to summer early at Living History Farms. While April was cold, May was hot, filling our spring planting season with 90 degree days. Despite the early heat, we have enjoyed the…

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Winter is Coming! Break out the Carding Paddles

Posted on November 16, 2015

Now that the inevitable chill of winter is beginning to set in, it’s time to start getting out the fleece petticoats, wool bonnets, and knit hats, gloves, and shawls. Our museum guides offer several cold…

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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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Pioneer Weddings

Posted on June 15, 2015

The staff at Living History Farms invites you to a wedding! The 1850 Pioneer Farm interpreters will recreate a pioneer wedding ceremony on Saturday, June 20. Come and compare the modern wedding process to the necessities of…

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