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Muddy Spring

Posted on May 6, 2019

It’s spring! That means the days are warmer and all the snow is gone. Farmers around the museum are very busy. There are baby animals to look after. The 1850 Pioneer Farm has lambs bouncing…

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cast iron pot over an open hearth fire


Posted on February 4, 2019

It is cold in Iowa this winter. Iowans are turning up their house heat and putting on more layers of clothes. Have you ever thought about how people made their house warm before gas and…

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Tangen rooster

Chicken Watching

Posted on August 28, 2018

At Living History Farms, there are cows, oxen, and horses. There are pigs, sheep, chickens and sometimes even ducks and geese and turkeys! These animals are not pets, like your cat or dog at home….

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Victorian Birthday

It’s a Party

Posted on July 20, 2018

Summer is in full swing at the museum. School is out and the weather is warm. It’s time to celebrate! One of our favorite simple pleasures at the museum is having a party. We will…

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feeding the sheep

Wintry Farm Chores

Posted on January 22, 2018

It’s a brand new year! Each year at Living History Farms, we choose a new subject to think about to make the year extra special. In 2018, our attention is on “simple pleasures.” What does…

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cows in snow

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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Pam at Flynn Mansion

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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illustration of children looking into their stockings from 1870

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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wagon ride

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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What’s for lunch? Squash!

Posted on November 10, 2015

Have you ever been to a pumpkin patch? Do you visit one in October to grab a jack-o-lantern pumpkin? Maybe someone in your family has a great recipe for homemade pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving? Visiting…

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