Thursday, May 31, 2007

Genesee Country Museum

Yesterday I went with my daughter on her field trip to a Museum. It's several historic buildings put together to form a village that you can walk through. The people working there dress in period costumes and talk to the visitors about what life was like in colonial times. Of course this type of museum is right up my alley as far as my interests go. Above is an ox on one of the farms in the village. The log structure is an actual barn that was moved to the premises. The log house is a one room structure built in 1806 where a family raised 10 children.

Here's Audra looking out the window of the log farmhouse.




Here is a picture of one of the rooms in another village home. I believe this room would have been called the "keeping room" rather than a dining room. This particular house was built in 1797 by Amhurst Humphrey.

It was a fun day, but very hot. Take your own tour here .

10 comments:

Gudl said...

That is a great place! I have been there a few times as a school chaperone myself and we went there before with company from Germany.
You are a good Mom to come along on the field trip!

Martha said...

I believe it was the Livingston-Backus House that used to be the Gospel Tabernacle. That is the one where Mom's uncle Bill lived and she stayed overnight with her cousin.

Maybe I should take a field trip to the Genesee Country Museum too!

Priscilla said...

You and I probably went as chaperones on the same day a couple of years ago.

Notice in the picture of Audra. She's wearing one of M's old shirts. Thanks again for all the clothes!

Priscilla said...

Yes, Martha. I was aware of that and you are right. That's the one!

Shelly said...

I love visiting there... though I haven't gone in YEARS!

Hey Martha... should that be our next field trip????

Wanda said...

What a great field trip. Wish I could have seen it in person.
Audra is beautiful, and the light on her face looking out the window...lovely.
Like that "country Kitchen"!

kristina said...

Neat place. I too like the photo of Audra, amazing light.

Tracy said...

I really like the table and chairs in the "keeping room" and the rug on the floor. Sounds like a lot of fun and interesting too.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

What a wonderful place! That would be so much fun to see!

gmjlm2 said...

Interesting!