Historic Homesteads

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  • Cold Rooms

    In this episode, we return to the Civil War era farm. If you had a cellar in your home and you lived in a climate that froze part of the winter, chances were you had a cold room. What was that? Join us as we visit with Brian James Egen and take a tour of a typical cold room. We explore how it wor...

  • Turning Flax into Linen

    Linen was a very common fabric in the Revolutionary War era - but where did it come from? Join us as we visit Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation and speak with Eva Mergen about how to grow and harvest flax and then process it into linen. This overview will take you from the field to the loom to the...

  • Scythe & Reaper

    Civil War Digital Digest has combined two of its popular episodes into in larger story. By adding new still images, video footage, and re-mastering the audio a more complete discussion is had about how the scythe was used in the Civil War era as well as the reaper which replaced it in many circum...