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Updated: 02/27/2018 09:14:10AM

Learning about life in the 1800s

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Tracy Krueger, customer service representative with the North Port Library, played music from the era, including "Frere Jacques," "Greensleeves" and "Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie" on saxophone.

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Abigaile Kondel, 7, uses a quill pen to sign her name as she enters the event.

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Savannah Campbell, 11, prepares to make a handmade rag doll at one of the many craft stations.

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Emily Hauser, 11, left , and Delaynah LaRue, 9, work together while they make homemade butter using whipping cream and salt.

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Savannah Kondel, 4, uses a marker to draw the facial features on her rag doll.

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Dori Weber, 9 1/2, adds water to her freshly-squeezed homemade lemonade.

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Donna Rekasis assists her granddaughter Averiella Connor, 8, while she makes freshly squeezed. Connor's cousin Sarah Carlson, 11, center, and Cici White, 7, wait their turn.

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Marijane Parent, 9, cuts out the pattern for her handmade mop hat.

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Four-year old Safiya Tine pours the liquid into her cup after she squeezed lemons for her homemade lemonade.

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Cici White, 7, shakes a baby food jar filled with her butter ingredients while her mom Melanie, adjusts her newly-made mop hat.

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Two washboards from the 19th century were on display, provided by Historical Resources.

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Five-year-old Evangeline Laman ties yarn to make the head portion of her rag doll.

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NORTH PORT — The North Port Library hosted “American Girl Book Club: Meet Kirsten from 1854” on Thursday, in conjunction with Gulf Beach Homeschool Group, with the public welcome to join in.

Children learned about the 1800s, including what it was like to work and live on a farm, then took part in various recreated activities including making homemade butter, lemonade, a mop hat, rag doll and button whirligigs.

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