Thursday, September 10, 2009

I am your travel guide to Western New York

So if you ever decide to take a trip to Western New York, perhaps for a little church history tour, I am your travel guide. The Genesee Country Village and Museum is a great place to visit. It helps to teach about 19th century living. Here are a few pics of our visit.

Just imagine the Little House on the Prairie Theme Song.

This is a Tollhouse. Back in the day somebody privately owned the tollhouse and charged for traveling the plank road that was beyond it. This was not a place where you could purchase chocolate chip cookies.

A rich person's house in the late 1800's.

I guess the rich people had some funky looking chidren.

Pioneer toys.

Jason got stung by a bee and the pioneers happened to have a bee sting kit.

The first Pottery Barn.

A weaving loom. That thing was intricate and amazing. It took them 3 months to weave about 5 yards of fabric.

Every room we went in that had a broom, the girls just couldn't resist sweeping. I don't know why they don't have that urge at home. I almost bought an old fashioned broom to take home with me to see if it would help inspire them.

There's more, but I won't bore you and will let you see for yourself when you visit.

Thanks goes out to my cousin-in-law, Carla, for recommending this educational activity! (She's a first grade teacher.)

1 comment:

  1. wow! Your knowledge is so vast and accurate! I didn't know the first pottery barn was there? :) I think you should have bought a broom, they are there size so of course they would just love to sweep your whole house!!