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Time for School!

Posted on September 14, 2015

School has already begun for most children. Shopping for school supplies is complete, new clothes have been purchased and an introductory visit to the school is now done. Students are getting to know their new…

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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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illustration of 19th century swimsuits


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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Flynn Mansion

Houses and Homes

Posted on June 15, 2015

This summer at Living History Farms, we are celebrating houses and homes! The places people live in come in lots of shapes and sizes. Some houses are big. Some houses are small. Some people live in…

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man wearing hat made from otter pelt

Fur Coats and Covers

Posted on 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 toys? When we need something we…

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snowy 1900 farm house

Winter Wonderlands

Posted on February 24, 2015

It’s February in Iowa. We still have snow on the ground. It’s been very cold here this week, too. Do you like snow and cold? Lots of kids love to play in the snow or…

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Christmas is Coming!

Posted on December 2, 2014

   Christmas is coming! For some people, that means it is time to decorate the house and to cook special foods. In our last post, we talked about traditions or past-times. A tradition is doing…

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Back to School!

Posted on September 22, 2014

The first day of fall is here! Fall is when it starts to get colder. The leaves on the trees turn fun colors and pumpkins turn orange in the garden. For many kids, fall is…

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Irish Ancestors!

Posted on March 17, 2014

On March 17th, many people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! St. Patrick was a man who lived long ago in Ireland. He was famous for doing good works there. Ireland is an island country in the…

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