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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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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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Winter Mending

Posted on March 2, 2015

Living History Farms’ museum guides are often seen in period correct clothing when they are demonstrating at the museum’s historic shops, farms, and homes. A large part of this clothing is actually made right here at the museum. The Period…

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What Did Wealthy Victorian Children Wear?

Posted on July 28, 2014

Each season the Flynn mansion staff selects a special aspect of Victorian lifestyle to research. For the past three seasons, we’ve been studying the clothing that wealthy children wore in the late 1800s. Since we…

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