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2021 Summer Farm Toy Show

Farm toys and family fun will be on hand in Dyersville, Iowa on the first Saturday and Sunday in June. The Summer Farm Toy Show includes a Farm Toy Display… Read the full story »

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Historic Skills Class – Family Class Printing with Teens

Get up close and hands-on with the big printing machinery in the 1876 Advocate Newspaper Print Shop at Living History Farms!  Choose from several historic designs and then print a… Read the full story »

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Historic Skills Class – Family Class Victorian Tea with Teens

Begin in the kitchen assembling simple, but elegant tea sandwiches. Whip cream by hand and bake some sweet biscuits for a berry shortcake. Discover how to set up a relaxed… Read the full story »

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Historic Skills Class – Family Class Victorian Paper Crafts

  Indulge your crafty, colorful side! Victorian America loved scrap paper and recycled printed sheets of wallpaper and tissue paper for home decoration and crafts. Try your hand at paper… Read the full story »

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Historic Skills Class – Norwegian Cookies & Pastries

Norwegian tradition celebrated baking with spices and sweets. Explore some of Living History Farms’ favorite Norwegian cookies in the 1876 era kitchen of the Tangen Home. Mix and bake Sandbakkels,… Read the full story »

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Historic Skills Class – Scones & Tea

  Mix, roll out, and bake a traditional tea scone. Pair it with fruit jam and a steaming cup of tea for a light and tasty treat! Thursday, February 25,… Read the full story »

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Historic Skills Class – Cup Cakes & Cocoa

  A cupcake was once a simple cake mixed with a cup of butter, a cup of sugar, and a cup of flour, and eggs. This popular simple sweet treat… Read the full story »

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Historic Skills Class – Victorian Cards

Discover the card games that kept Victorians entertained on a cozy afternoon at home. Try your hand at two-handed cribbage and take home a travel board for scoring. Discover “all… Read the full story »

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Historic Skills Class – Trifle Parfaits

The Victorian Trifle is a delightful layering of pudding, cake, fruit, and whipped cream. Help create these flavorful individual ingredients and layer your own trifle in a glass to enjoy…. Read the full story »

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Historic Skills Class – Family Class Knitting for Beginners

Learn the basics of casting on yarn, knit and purl stitches, and how to add a new color of yarn. Go home with needles and the beginnings of a new… Read the full story »

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