Ice tongs used to lift blocks of ice cut from lakes in the winter.
There is plenty of warm clothing displayed including several fur items. There is also a soapstone warmer. They heated up the soapstone on the stove and put it in bed or took it on a buggy or sleigh ride.
At the exhibit, you'll see a "hay twist" that was made by a Pocahontas County pioneer, F.K. Hawley (1870-1945), These hay twists were the first fuels for cooking and heating on the prairie. Folks probably warmed up quite a bit just by making them. Anyway, hop into your heated car and drive over to the heated library to enjoy this exhibit.