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Posted on February 4, 2019

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…

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What’s for lunch? Squash!

Posted on November 10, 2015

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…

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Fur Coats and Covers

Posted on March 9, 2015

March 9, 2015 Have you ever wondered where people in the past got the things they needed for everyday life? Where did their clothes come from? or their blankets? How about their tools and their…

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Cooking Out–Ioway Style

Posted on September 15, 2014

Summer is coming to a close. Over the past weeks, many people have been grilling food for picnics and barbeques to celebrate the last of the great weather. Even our 1700 Ioway historical guides were cooking outdoors to…

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Food Adventures at the 1700 Ioway Farm

Posted on July 7, 2014

What is your favorite thing to eat? Do you love pizza? Will you eat chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese? Will you only eat them if they don’t touch other foods on your plate? Do…

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