Yesterday, we met up with 10 other homeschool families and toured the Union County Museum. They had a scavenger hunt that helped keep the kids focused and brought their attention to some things they might not have noticed otherwise. I love this first picture of the "one room school" display. One of the questions on the scavenger hunt page was "How does this differ from your classroom?" I bet there were all kinds of fun answers to that question from each of our homeschool families!Of course, Josiah gravitated to the military uniforms immediately. This is a World War I uniform. It was in great shape!Here is a girls' bedroom display.Of course this was my favorite display, the old-time wedding dresses! They were so delicate and beautiful.The museum volunteer told us the story of the attempted robbery of this bank vault (the museum is in an old bank). Apparently the robbers used dynamite to try and blow the safe open. All it did was jam the door and it took a week for someone to travel from Portland to fix the door. In the meantime, nobody in the town of Union had money available to them (it was all in the vault) and one of the wealthy residents loaned his money to the bank so commerce could still occur during that week. I thought it was a fascinating story! Josiah loved this old typewriter (he'd never seen one before) and informed me that he wanted to buy one. I said we'd have to try to find one at a yard sale (I'm thinking, yeah right). Well sure enough, we went to an estate sale today and there was an old typewriter for $10. Luckily, he didn't have $10 and so we didn't have to find a place for one of these. They had a fun kids area where they got to dress up as cowboys/cowgirls and ride this saddle strapped to barrel. Hailey is roping while the other kids are pushing the barrel. Josiah is branding the horse.Afterwards, most of us played on the playground in the city park and had a picnic. It was the nicest day we've had so far this spring. The kids had a blast and so did the mommies as we caught up with each other.
Hope you've enjoyed this recap and perhaps even learned something.