Thursday, June 28, 2012

Rural Thursday - More Living History Photos

I've been meaning to share some more photos of our Memorial Day  '12 trip to Living History Farms. What better day than "Rural Thursday," right?

Living History Farms is an open-air "museum" with plenty of exhibits. The part we visited was "Walnut Hill, IA," which represented an Iowa town, typical of what you'd find in 1875. 

Here are photos of our visit to the one-room schoolhouse, representing what a school would've been like circa 1875. These photos were all taken with my iPhone. (Can you believe today's technology?!?!)

Exterior view #1.

Exterior view #2, with Liv in the doorway.

Interior view #1.

Interior view #2; Iowa winters require those wood-burning stoves!

Livie's excited to be "an 1875" student! Check out the chalkboard tablet.

She's practicing writing.

And a final photo, which Livie thought I should include today: the photo where she's posing next to an "old-fashioned" butter churn, which, of course, wouldn't be "old-fashioned" in 1875.

In the background, you can see examples of farming tools farmers would've regularly used in the late 19th Century.

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TexWisGirl said...

what a great place for liv to learn hands-on history. :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That school house is so cool! I want to go :-)

Jill said...

What a fun and educational place to visit! I'd love to be there.

Renae said...

Thanks for your nice compliment on my photo, and coming from an avid photography, that make me feel good!! Hope to see more of you!

joanne said...

very nice photos, espec. the header pic

Nancy Claeys said...

How interesting and what a sweet little school house!

Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week. xoxo

Sandy said...

Holy moley we have come a long ways. I mean...even the iphone takes amazing photos. Thanks for sharing! I just got an iphone but I don't think I can take as good as pictures...yet! ;) Have a nice weekend.

Randy said...

Cute school house. Love your shots.

Michaele said...

How cute it that. Livie Ingalls Wilder.

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