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February 2020

1893

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carnegie Historical Museum, 114 S Court St
Fairfield, IA 52556 United States
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1893 is a significant date in the history of the Carnegie Museum. Curator Stan Plum will take you on a journey from Washington D.C. to the American southwest and back again to Fairfield. You'll come away with a greater appreciation of Carnegie Museum, the people behind its progress and the stories that bring its history to life! Seating is limited. Take the elevator to the third floor.

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March 2020

Iowa Stoneware, Brick & Tile

March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carnegie Historical Museum, 114 S Court St
Fairfield, IA 52556 United States
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Guest presenter Jeremy McLaughlin, a member of the Forgotten Iowa History Society, has been collecting stoneware since his first auction just after high school.  Since then he has collected stoneware, brick, and tile pieces marked from 100 different Iowa potters or pottery companies.  Come learn the fascinating story of the clay industry in Iowa, in particular those of southeast Iowa.  Seating is limited.  Take the elevator to the 3rd floor.

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May 2020

Birding Picnic Point

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Lamson Woods, End of East Fillmore
Fairfield, Iowa 52556
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It's World Migratory Bird Day and what better way to enjoy the day then to join birdwatching.com's Diane Porter, and Carnegie birders Stan Plum and Therese Cummiskey for a Big Sit at Picnic Point in Lamson Woods. Picnic Point was an often mentioned spot in the nature journals of Fairfield birders Carrie Lamson Ross and her husband William Graham Ross. Bring along your binoculars and a LAWN CHAIR. We'll sit atop Picnic Point and look for a variety of bird…

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September 2020

HISTORY IN A CLOTH BAG

September 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

From the mid-1800’s to the Depression, when recycling was a necessity, women turned 100-pound feed sacks and flour sacks into towels, underwear, quilts and clothing! When companies realized that farm wives had started shopping at the feed stores so they could pick out the best sack patterns, those companies started getting creative. Come join historian Michael Zahs, see his collection of items from a time unknown by many, and learn how cloth bags changed history! We are changing the venue…

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