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Merry Circle

Merry Circle Club Button Museum
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MERRY CIRCLE MICHIGAN FARMER KNOWLEDGE
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Illustration of a lamp with text on it on a white background with an outer blue edge with white text on it

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THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. 
BUTTONS BADGES NOVELTIES AND SIGNS 
NEWARK, N.J.

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The Merry Circle could be a home demonstration club in the 1900’s supporting rural farm women by sharing knowledge with them about improving practices and health. The clubs are often supported by the local or state government because they worked with other local clubs and schools to benefit their community. The lamp is used as a common symbol for knowledge and is used to advocate for education which the home demonstration clubs often brought to rural communities.

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Home demonstration clubs. (2020). Wikipedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_demonstration_clubs

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CL0575
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