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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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From Field to Factory: Broom Making!

Posted on October 13, 2015

Farmers in Iowa are busy harvesting corn and soybeans from their fields. Nowadays, a lot of Iowa’s corn and crops are grown to feed to animals. In the late 1800s, Iowa farmers sometimes grew a very…

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Shopping Trip

Posted on August 3, 2015

Have you been getting ready to go back to school? Do you have list of things you will need to take with you? Like paper, pencils, and crayons? Do you like to go shopping with your…

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Broom Corn Harvest!

Posted on October 22, 2014

October is a month full of harvests! Harvesting is when farmers pick or cut the crops in their field and use the plants for food or other things. Many Iowa farmers are busy right now…

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Candy! Candy! Candy!

Posted on August 18, 2014

Do you love candy? How about chocolate? Chewing gum? Lollipops? Here in Iowa, our grocery stores are starting to put Halloween candy on the shelves. In modern America, candy companies claim that we spend $7…

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Letter Play!

Posted on July 14, 2014

Do you like to play with how letters look on your computer screen? Do you like to make them bigger and smaller and fancy? I’ll bet you didn’t know, that makes you a typesetter! When…

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Happy Birthday, America!

Posted on June 30, 2014

July 4th is right around the corner. In 2014, we have picnics and parades on July 4th. Why? On July 4th in the year 1776, the United States of America decided to be a free country!…

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Wet and Wiggly!

Posted on June 23, 2014

Many people visit Living History Farms to see our farm animals. We have sheep and pigs and chickens and cows and horses and…leeches. That’s right! The Schafer Drug Store in our 1875 town of Walnut…

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Feathers and Plumes!

Posted on June 4, 2014

The town of Walnut Hill has many shops and stores. One of those stores is called a Millinery Shop. Milliners make fancy hats for women. In the 1870s, everyone wore a hat when they went…

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Decoration Day with the Family

Posted on May 19, 2014

Summer vacations are coming! School will soon be over and kids will be able to play outside. Summer holidays are coming, too! Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day, and more! What does your family do…

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