Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Museum of History

After lunch, our gang headed over to the Museum of History for a special day celebrating North Carolina's history. Fantastic! Our family had recently enjoyed a PBS special on North Carolina history and to experience it up close and personal was fun and meaningful for my Little Men.

Outside, was a sculptor of Thomas Day, "a free African American in Caswell County who created fashionable furniture and architectural elements before the Civil War." Also a Sauratown Woman, "lived along the Dan River in present-day Stokes County. The adorned deerskin dress and hood suggest a high status in the tribe." The music and dances were exciting. What a wonderful opportunity for us all!

Jordan made me a cardinal. He is thrilled to have it as his state bird. The guys went on a scavenger hunt to answer different questions about North Carolina's history. One question, about burning out trunks, led them to the canoe where they decided it should be their new bed. I think it would get old real quick!

We caught two shows, the first was about North Carolina's history. The actors cleverly fit much information in a comical play. Fun. Next was Blackbeard. Joseph was thrilled to hear stories of Mr. Teach! He's ready to go in search of treasure.

All of us loved the museum. It was such a pleasant day. The boys were excited by so many exhibits (including the Wright Brothers... Johnny wants to be a pilot now!), being able to 'touch' some of them and to pose as soldiers. There is much more to see than shown here. We haven't seen the museum in it's entirety yet.... some day.

 Once outside, the guys were enamored with an old police car. I found myself drawn to the wagon being pulled by the miniature horse.


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