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For the Love of Flowers

Posted on February 21, 2019

February 21, 2019 “I must have flowers, always, and always.” 
― Claude Monet It is February at Living History Farms. The museum is closed for general touring until May 1. Museum staffers are often asked if this…

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19th century illustration of bonnets

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

Posted on September 7, 2015

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…

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interpreter in 1875 era garments

Aren’t you hot in those clothes?

Posted on August 10, 2015

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…

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cutting garments on ironing board

Winter Mending

Posted on March 2, 2015

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…

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1900 farm

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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