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Class Announcement: Early 20th Century Farming

Class Announcement: Early 20th Century Farming

Less than 1% of the population today are farmers. In 1920, it was 30%. What was life like 100 years ago? This is a question I have had ever since I began volunteering at the Plymouth Historical Society. My reasons for asking this question were varied. First, I wanted to better understand my family history — a history deeply tied to agriculture. My father is still farming in Wisconsin many years after his ancestors arrived in the 1830s. I grew…

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Outreach at the Plymouth History Museum

Outreach at the Plymouth History Museum

Plymouth Historical Society led tours of the Museum and Carriage House for Oakwood Elementary School second grade classes on October 2 and 4. Students were transported back in time as they listened to a Norwegian immigrant tell the story of his journey to America, took a simulated carriage ride, and learned about the types of everyday activities kids their own age would have experienced in the 19th century. CCX TV ran a story about the visits, which aired October 2.┬áThe…

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