Children's Activities at the NI Farmers Market

Children stopped by the Stockman House activity table at the Healthy Harvest of North Iowa Farmers Market on July 27th to try their hand at using a grid and a ruler like Frank Lloyd Wright to learn about the bi-lateral symmetry of the Stockman House.

More children’s activities are planned for August.

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Learn About Eleanor Chafin Stockman


Eleanor Chafin Stockman (1856 -1924) moved to Mason City, Iowa in 1888.  During her 30 years as a Cerro Gordo County resident, she served on both the school and library boards and raised funds for the American Red Cross and the YWCA.   She was active in promoting temperance and suffrage and several other social causes.  Most significantly, Eleanor Stockman was one of Iowa’s leaders in the woman’s suffrage movement.  She regularly hosted the Mason City Women’s Club meetings in her home and rallied it into a suffrage crusade.  

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Photo Courtesy of Visit Mason City


Photo Courtesy of Visit Mason City

Making Geometric Forms with Toothpicks & Marshmallows

On June 29, 2021, children learned about how solid forms and intersecting planes can flow in and out of a three-dimensional space.  Held at the NI Farmers Market, children built and discovered how many marshmallows and sticks it takes to make basic geometric shapes. 

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