Friday, September 9, 2011
This week we've been rowing They Were Strong and Good, and one of the lessons is on how a town changes over time. This was the perfect time for a trip to our town's historical society museum!
This is the actual cabin! They took it apart and labeled all of the pieces and then rebuilt it--they did have to slightly modify the size for the room, but it is the original structure. I was expecting a couple of rooms of odds and ends artifacts, but I was really impressed by the displays.
They had an area all about coal mining in the town. I wish I had known about this when we rowed The Rag Coat last year!
I am forbidding Jack to ever go to a casino. He was obsessed with this roulette wheel. He said it was his favorite thing in the whole museum!
One room was all about early tribes in the area. Alice loved the music that was playing and danced all over the place!
Jack immediately spotted the stickball display. Ever since he learned about it this summer, he's on the lookout at museums!