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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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drying the brooms

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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star quilt

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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schoolhouse

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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Cardinal

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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boy eating caramel apple on a stick

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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general store clerk

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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illustration of 19th century swimsuits

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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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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sheep

Haircuts!

Posted on June 3, 2015

Hey, remember these little guys? Back in April, we talked about all the lambs born at Living History Farms this spring. You should see them now! They have grown a lot and all the sheep are…

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