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Fancy Dress for Halloween!

Posted on 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 many people pick…

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Fun at the Fair!

Posted on 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 very first Iowa…

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Swimming!

Posted on 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 lived a long…

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Adventures Through the Looking Glass!

Posted on 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 at the Flynn…

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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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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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Musicales!

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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Photobits and Visiting Tips

Posted on April 21, 2014

Last week we asked our history detectives to solve a photo puzzle. We gave you bits of photos and asked you to figure out where in our town of Walnut Hill those photos were taken….

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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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