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Embroidered Tidies – keeping the 19th century home clean and pretty!

Posted on February 28, 2017

All winter, the 1875 Tangen House has been open to dinner guests. In March, the Flynn Mansion will also be hosting guests for a special 19th century meal. These homes showcase Victorian furnishings, artifacts and…

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Winter Warming

Posted on January 23, 2017

Winter can be an unpredictable season in Iowa. From blue skies to blizzards and everything in between, it can be tough to know just what to wear some days to keep warm.  People can easily…

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Meet the General Store Keeper

Posted on January 18, 2016

Storekeeper Pam is the lead guide at the Greteman General Store and a familiar face to many museum visitors. Let’s get to know her better! Where are you from? I am originally from a town…

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Dinner Tidbits

Posted on January 11, 2016

Hi! I’m Lucy, the Historic Dinner Program Coordinator at Living History Farms. I wanted to share a few behind the scenes tidbits about our winter historic dinners. One of the unintentionally best-kept secrets here at Living History Farms is our…

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New Year’s Calling

Posted on December 30, 2015

It is almost 2016! Many people are planning a New Year’s Eve party on December 31st and then a solid day of parades and football watching on January 1st. In the 1870s, our Mr. and Mrs….

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Fun and Games

Posted on December 23, 2015

Everyone is getting into the holiday spirit by now, and starting to make time for festivals, soirees, and visits amongst friends. These are often full of food and revelry, and sometimes friendly competitions. Some families…

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Doughnuts in Your Socks!

Posted on December 23, 2015

It is Christmas week and many of our readers are waiting on Santa Claus! Do you put up a stocking or receive gifts under a Christmas tree? Or do you have other traditions for giving…

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Trees that Glisten

Posted on December 2, 2015

We see them everywhere in December, twinkling with lights and full of colorful ornaments, but have you ever stopped to think about how old the tradition of the Christmas tree really is, and how it…

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Over the River, and Through the Wood

Posted on November 24, 2015

It is Thanksgiving week in the United States. Many people love this holiday because they can spend time with their family and share favorite foods. It is also a time to think of all the…

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19th Century Thanksgiving

Posted on November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving is one of America’s favorite holidays. Generally filled with food and family, and often football, it is a time to reflect on the blessings of the year and share our table with each other. Iowans in the…

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