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Yuletide at the Farm House Open House recognizes the holiday traditions of the Victorian Era

Posted on December 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM by Betsy Grabinski

Visitors of all ages stopped by the Farm House Museum this past weekend for the Yuletide at the Farm House Museum Open House. Activities included tours of the historic house, holiday crafts and a jolly visit from Santa.



Top left: One young visitor enjoys cookies by the Christmas tree.

Top right: Students created their own Tussie Mussies with fresh greenery.

Bottom left: Santa catches up with Eleanor Ostendorf. Eleanor is a former curator of the Farm House Museum and was employed by University Museums for over 20 years. She retired in 2007. Her knowledge and expertise in 19th and 20th century history of the state of Iowa compliments her exceptional ability to provide informational and entertaining Farm House Museum tours for people of all ages. Her extraordinary enthusiasm and passion for Iowa State University helped create a vibrant museum environment at the Farm House Museum.

Bottom right: This semester's interns helped with the Open House. Front row includes Sarah Sweet and Sonya Harwood. Back row includes Natalie Beauchaine, Sarah Bartlett, Santa, and Madisyn Rostro. 

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