Thursday, September 15, 2011

Field Trippin' ... to the Historic Living Museum...Mumford...

At the end of the Summer while we were upstate, we took a field trip to Mumford.... I had about 100 pictures... but narrowed them down to 25...ish...and now I should be all caught up with the summer and past posts...except for the first two weeks of school...

Mumford is a living, working 19th century country village...and it is AWESOME... I used to go frequently growing up...and was very excited to take my children to it. They have over 40 furnished buildings that have been restored and costumed interpreters working throughout the village...

The Village includes buildings from the Pioneer settlement 1795 to Turn of the Century (1880-1920).... So Much FUN!!!!Rural School House 1822
Listening to a little bit about what went on during the 1800's in school... also... I totally have these chalkboards this year for our school...well similar... from handwriting without tears... how neat-o is that?
This was in the farm section...what- oh- what... could Braeden be pointing at ....and wanting to ride?....
The OX... and he was very upset when he wasn't able to pet it...YIKES!
Watching them prepare a meal...
A look down the lane at the rest of the farm...
The Blacksmith...
Inside the blacksmith shop...
The Brewery...they actually make beer here... and you can purchase it in the restaurant area...
Miss Ryleigh... she wore her cutie pa-tutie pink crocks...and they hurt the side of her foot...so...she needed to rest it... she may take after me....:-)
Watching a broom making demonstration....it was really neat to watch him braid the broom...
Taking a moment to let the kids run... they were SO good going through the exhibits from building to building....
Braeden...checking out the outhouse...it had three seats in it!
The best "staged" picture I could get of the two of them in front of a house...
A child's room... loved the little doll bed and tea set...
I really liked this stove...
Braeden...on the go again...he made friends with the "shopkeeper"...
Checking out the rural post office...
Pottery... they make it right on site and it is beautiful!!!
The pharmacy... lots of herbs...
A finishing school for girls....it was very interesting to look through the period maps of the State of New York...and the Country... lots of differences from today's maps!
A tavern... that had children's toys... they liked this marble game...
An Attorney's Office...obviously I wanted to go see that one...
Inside the Attorney's office... it was awesome to look at the types of law books that they had back in the 1800's...
A bill from the mid 1800's... for $9 and change for a Real Estate Matter.... I charge slightly more than that for my closings... ;-)
The kids running again... this time we are right outside of the entrance...by the time they made it all the way across the field they were exhausted!

To see what others did this week check out Tot School at 1+1+1=1; Preschool Corner at Homeschool Creations; Mom 2 lil Posh Divas and the Weekly Wrap-up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.

10 comments:

116492127420081604040 said...

Mumford! What great childhood memories for me. That gazebo looks small - I remember it being about 2x as big (when I was last there in 4th/5th grade!)

It stinks that I got sick the night before you went - was totally looking forward to the experience again.

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familymgrkendra said...

Mumford sure looks like an awesome place! Glad your family had a fun! Thanks for sharing your field trip in pictures.

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Sharla said...

What a fabulous field trip!!!

findingthebestme said...

I love going to these historical sites. The kids learn so much, and it's fun for me too.

Drea said...

Looks like so much fun!

Annette said...

What a neat place to visit! Looks like everyone had a great time!

Tracey M. said...

What a great place to take your kids! I wish we had one closer, our nearest living museum is over 3 hours away and we just haven't made it that way yet. Great pictures!

Lovingmama said...

Your photos made me want to take my kids there right now! Our historic sights nearby are much simpler. I just LOVE how they are making pottery onsight and wish my kids could experience that!
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Aimee from Classified: Mom said...

Another WNY huh? I love this place and have taken my students there on a field trip in the past. Great place- Thank you for linking up to The Sunday Showcase!