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It’s a Party

Posted on July 20, 2018

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…

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19th century halloween costumes

Fancy Dress for Halloween!

Posted on October 29, 2015

October 29, 2015 Fall has arrived in Iowa! The leaves are changing colors. It is much cooler out in the mornings. People are pulling out their coats and sweaters. It is the time of year…

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boy eating caramel apple on a stick

Fun at the Fair!

Posted on August 17, 2015

August 17, 2015 The Iowa State Fair started last week and people around town have been talking about when they are going to go to the fair and what things they like to see. The…

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illustration of 19th century swimsuits


Posted on July 20, 2015

July 20, 2015 Summer has officially begun and it has been hot outside! Have you been swimming to have fun and stay cool? Maybe you have a favorite swimsuit you like to wear. People who…

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rabbit craft

Adventures Through the Looking Glass!

Posted on April 28, 2015

April 28, 2015 Have you ever come to Living History Farms to hear a story and then gone to see some animals for our Barnyard Readers program? During April, we had some very special guests…

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Happy Birthday Kitty!

Posted on August 4, 2014

When is your birthday? Do you expect to have a party with all of your friends there? Do you like to have family parties with your grandparents and cousins instead? Do you go somewhere fun…

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Posted on July 21, 2014

Do you know how to play the piano? Do you take music lessons to learn to play a musical instrument? In the 1800s, wealthy children often learned to play musical instruments or sing. If company…

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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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Easter Party Detectives!

Posted on April 14, 2014

It’s coming! On Saturday, April 19, Living History Farms will be open for our annual Family Easter Party! This is our first day open for everyone to visit this spring. There will be toy hunts…

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Rainy Day Games

Posted on April 7, 2014

“Rain, Rain, Go Away Come again another day Little Arthur wants to play.” – J. O. Halliwell-Phillipps, 1843 April is a rainy month. Spring rains bring May flowers. But they can also bring some boring afternoons when…

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