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Family Research

Posted on October 19, 2015

At Living History Farms, we are constantly researching. Many different sources are used to provide the facts that ultimately help interpreters tell the stories our guests experience every time they come to the museum. In…

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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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Rails Across Iowa

Posted on September 18, 2013

To continue our story of rail roads in Iowa, this post will explore the rails that took goods and passengers across Iowa. We began this series by looking at the first bridge across the Mississippi River…

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Blue Monday: Wash Day

Posted on August 12, 2013

Americans often dread “Blue Monday,” the start of weekday car commutes, irritating bosses, and long hours in front of a computer. Housewives in 1900 would also have dreaded “Blue Monday,” but for a different reason:…

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Spotted: Fourth of July Menu

Posted on July 3, 2013

I’m sure many of you are looking forward to celebrating the Fourth of July tomorrow with your friends and family, especially all the delicious food that’s sure to be on the table! While fireworks and “Stars and…

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Spotted: Independent Order of Odd Fellows Wall Hanging

Posted on June 17, 2013

Happy Monday everyone! Kate here, with another treasure to share from the 1900 Farm collections! I discovered this week’s item, a needlepoint wall hanging, above the bed in the parents’ room. I had seen the…

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A Honeybee History

Posted on May 28, 2013

As spring has finally come into full swing here on the 1900 farm, the cherry, pear, and apple blossoms in the orchard and fresh shoots of clover emerging in the hayfields have reminded me of…

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From Still Life to Snapshots; Tracing Early Photography

Posted on September 19, 2012

Autumn is generally considered one of the most picturesque of seasons. Though some leaves are turning early this year with the drought, no doubt for the next month or so we will enjoy colorful panoramic…

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Posted on May 8, 2012

This coming Sunday many people all over the nation will celebrate their mothers.  While each family has a unique way of honoring mom, there is no denying that Mother’s Day is a day when “Mother…

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