Living History Farms is an open-air "museum" with plenty of exhibits. The part we visited was "Walnut Hill, IA," which represented an Iowa town, typical of what you'd find in 1875.
Here are photos of our visit to the one-room schoolhouse, representing what a school would've been like circa 1875. These photos were all taken with my iPhone. (Can you believe today's technology?!?!)
|Exterior view #1.|
|Exterior view #2, with Liv in the doorway.|
|Interior view #1.|
|Interior view #2; Iowa winters require those wood-burning stoves!|
|Livie's excited to be "an 1875" student! Check out the chalkboard tablet.|
|She's practicing writing.|
And a final photo, which Livie thought I should include today: the photo where she's posing next to an "old-fashioned" butter churn, which, of course, wouldn't be "old-fashioned" in 1875.
In the background, you can see examples of farming tools farmers would've regularly used in the late 19th Century.
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