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The Best Gifts to Give to the History Buff in Your Life

Civil War-era toys and a National Book Award winning title make our list of gift ideas for your favorite historian

Civil War Toys

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(Homesteadtoys.com)

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The website for Homestead Folk Toys looks like a Geocities page from 2001, but it has an amazing selection of Civil War-era crafts and toys, including kits to make clothespin dolls in Union and Confederate uniforms, dice games, dominoes and signal whistles with sheet music. Craftsman George Rice, based in Nashville, Indiana, claims that his toys are historically accurate.

Civil War Toys

Suggested by Angela Serratore

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