Winter On The Plains
This two hour class is held both morning or afternoon from the beginning of November until mid December. Class locations include the 1850s Vieregg Cabin, the 1880s Hired Man’s House and the 1900s Cleary Farmhouse. Each location offers a very unique experience. Students learn about winter family chores on the Nebraska plains in the 19th century. Early lighting methods, bathing, laundry, cook stove use and food preparation are discussed with plenty of hands on opportunities in these areas. Students will also examine winter holiday preparation and celebrations, and will make popcorn to string and colorful paper chains. 19th century holiday gifts will be discussed and shown, and students will have to decide if something home-made or store bought is the better gift.