Sons and Daughters Tour to be Historic

The adventure continues today as the sons and daughters travel back in time to Living History Farms, where they will learn how the fertile prairies of the Midwest have been turned into the most productive farmland in the world. The interactive 500-acre open-air museum will allow youth to explore and learn about farming practices and small community living over the past 300 years.

Living History Farms photo.

(Courtesy of Living History Farms)

From the Ioway Indian Farm, circa 1700, to the Horse-Powered Farms of 1900, the youth will learn about livestock, tools, machinery, crops, gardens and daily household chores that took place during these periods. The town of Walnut Hill, circa 1876, re-creates a bustling frontier community complete with craftsmen and merchants in several historically accurate shops, businesses, homes and even an old country schoolhouse. This will be an educational adventure as the youth find out and experience how these pioneers lived in some of the most challenging times of our nation’s history.

Lunch will be at the famous award-winning restaurant, the Machine Shed, where youth will enjoy a good Iowa meal before returning to the Hilton around 2 p.m. Volunteers will be ready with games and activities until parents/guardians are ready to pick them up. And then it’s off to the fair for the evening! One of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country, you won’t want to miss the fair.

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