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The Language of Fans

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Fans have been used for centuries by many different cultures. Pictorial records show that the earliest fans date from around 3000 BC. The Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans all used fans for cooling and ceremonial devices. These early fans were all a fixed type, folding fans did not appear until much later in the Orient, between… Read more »


Helmets to Hives: Beekeeping for Veterans

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

  Contributed by Sara Miller, Historic Village Program Administrator   Brrr, it has been cold so far this winter!  While bundled up in layers of clothing, it is hard to believe that Spring is just around the corner.  Ahh Spring, the season of new beginnings.  The weather gets warmer, baby birds peek their heads out of… Read more »


19th Century Meat Preservation

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

  Contributed by Sara Miller, Historic Village Program Administrator   Ah, the holidays!  November and December are always exceptionally busy as we prepare to celebrate the holidays with family and friends.  Gifts need to be purchased, food needs to be purchased and prepared, and travel preparations need to be made if needed.  There always seems… Read more »


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