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Pioneer Living

H.A.T.S.

Pioneer Living

Class locations include the 1850s Vieregg Cabin, the 1880s Hired Man’s House, the 1890s Peter Stuhr House and the 1900s Cleary Farmhouse. Each location offers a very unique  experience. Class begins with a quick tour of the “out-houses” and their various uses.  Once inside work begins on preparation of the noon meal, with each student helping to prepare a stew, corn gems, churn butter, and  corn cob jelly, using a wood cook stove and other tools of the period. After dinner, there are many chores to do and students will focus on the daily chores that were necessary for survival on the plains, and each person’s responsibilities to the family and established community, with an opportunity to compare this with life today.

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