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What’s for lunch? Squash!

Posted on November 10, 2015

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…

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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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drying the brooms

From Field to Factory: Broom Making!

Posted on October 13, 2015

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…

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star quilt

Plain and Fancy Quilting

Posted on September 28, 2015

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…

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Time for School!

Posted on September 14, 2015

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…

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For the Birds!

Posted on August 31, 2015

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…

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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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general store clerk

Shopping Trip

Posted on August 3, 2015

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…

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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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Flynn Mansion

Houses and Homes

Posted on June 15, 2015

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….

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