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From many years ago as member in 4-H and FHA clubs, my love grew for Home Economics-arts and teaching.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

1800s home making advances and technology

photos taken @ Buffalo Bill Museum in LeClaire, Iowa


Students will be able to describe, apply and analyze differences between home-making in 2000s versus 1800s.

What did laundry care machinery look like in the 1800s? Was it even available? Soaps? Detergents? Irons? Ironing boards? Washers? Dryers?

wringers, washboards, tumblers
What did typical furniture and accessories look like in the mid-1800s?
Buffalo Bill Museum's focus is on William Cody's famous frontiersman showmanship career but also the life and times in Iowa and along the Mississippi River within the Quad Cities area. The museum staff also have displays on Native American culture including arrowheads, cradleboards, tribal leaders, and so on. It is well worth the admittance fee to visit. The museum is located in downtown LeClaire and sits parallel to the Mississippi River. Located within the south section is an actual steamer, Lone Star, that operated for many years on the Mississippi River system. Tucked in a corner is a 1939 Craft Cruiser on display. So many artifacts to examine from the 1800s and 1900s within this 1 museum!!!!

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