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Winter is Coming! Break out the Carding Paddles

Posted on November 16, 2015

Now that the inevitable chill of winter is beginning to set in, it’s time to start getting out the fleece petticoats, wool bonnets, and knit hats, gloves, and shawls. Our museum guides offer several cold…

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What’s for lunch? Squash!

Posted on 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 for Thanksgiving? Visiting…

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Americanitis and the Holiday Hustle

Posted on November 3, 2015

It’s the first week of November. For many people, this is the beginning of a wonderful harvest and holiday season running all the way into January. For many others, this is the beginning of a…

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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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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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Cast Iron Cooking Showdown

Posted on September 30, 2015

Fall is sports season in Iowa. Football, volleyball, and cross country running are all big high school and college sports. The fall puts us all in the spirit for a little friendly competition. On September…

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Plain and Fancy Quilting

Posted on September 28, 2015

Imagine a perfect, cold winter’s night. What does it look like? Is there a warm fire burning in the fireplace? Are your hands wrapped around a mug of hot chocolate? Are you cuddled up in…

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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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For the Birds!

Posted on August 31, 2015

People visit Living History Farms to talk with our museum guides, see the historic buildings and farm animals, and to help with our hands-on activities. Maybe you have come out to help churn butter or…

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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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