Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Connor Prairie

Yesterday my mom, Sarah, Matt and I visited Connor Prairie. It'd been several years since my first, somewhat disappointing, visit. Yesterday was ever so much better. Nearly every building in each town had re-enactors (with some having several). They were working and cooking and washing and playing. The baby animal barn was full. The living history museum was full of activity and felt real. I took over 60 pictures. Here are a few.
This sweet building is where the spinners and weavers work. There is a little garden plot next door. I would love to go back in time and work there!
There were pots on the hearth, bubbling full of dye.
This looks familiar.
The kids were looking at grazing sheep. I was looking at the kids.
LOOK at this vista. Can you imagine? The Connor home was at the top of the hill (behind me, as I took the picture).  We toured the home which had its original flooring. It had a strange, old-lived in feel to it.
Sarah is in one of the schoolrooms here. If I'm correct, this one was from 1836.
Isn't this trellis fabulous? I love the guide's quilted skirt, too. She reminded me of a pretty, painted Ukrainian doll.
One of the shady lanes in one of the towns.
I think this cabin was in the Lenape Indian village.
Who could resist the baby lambs in the barn? All the animals were babies (except the ducks and the animal mothers): calves, sheep, goats, chicks. The kids had to touch nearly every one.
Here are the kids with my mom. We were starting to wear out by this point. They are on a covered bridge.


amywb said...

what a wonderful tour guide you are! wish we had been with you - Elliott would have loved, loved those lambs!

SuzyQ said...

Wow - looks like you had a wonderful time! I haven't been since I was a kid - my hubby and I should go sometime (even without kids it looks kinda fun!).