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Making Simple Arpilleras with Kids

Arpilleras are South American works of art that are both easy and inexpensive to make with kids. They became a popular form of political protest during Pinochet’s military dictatorship in Chile (1973-1990), but more contemporary arpilleras often depict rural life. These crafts are also a great way to honor Hispanic Heritage Month, the annual U.S. […]

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Discovering Our Norwegian Ancestry with Rosemaling

I grew up in a Norwegian American home. My maternal and paternal great grandparents emigrated to the United States in the mid-1880s. Many of the foods that I consider comfort foods are of Scandinavian origin. While family recipes have been passed down through the generations, sadly other traditions have slowly been lost. My ancestral heritage is

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