Friday, May 6, 2011

Caboose and other Museum Fun: Heritage Station Museum Part 2

There was so much to see at the Heritage Station Museum in Pendleton. One of the kids' favorite parts of the outdoor tour, was this caboose. I didn't realize that this is where the conductor lived. 

Josiah's good friend, Jake, liked to "steer" the caboose.
Part of the living quarters inside the caboose. Cowboy on a cellphone. Crackin' me up!

Cooking stove with one burner. It must have been pretty cold in there during the winter.

 I kind of think this picture of the bathroom looks cool in a weird sort of way.

Local windmill that was used to pump water for steam engines.

The kids had fun with the water pump.

What county museum would be complete without an old fire engine?

The kids got to make 9 patch quilt blocks on a piece of paper using glue and wall paper swatches. They had a ball with this!

The gal who helped the kids with their "quilt" squares, showed them her wedding quilt made by her MIL. She told us some of the stories behind the pieces of fabric. It was fascinating!The quilt shot in vivid color. All hand-quilted of course.

Hailey with her nine patch. I can hardly wait to start quilting with my kids. One of these days I'm hoping to have time.

This is a bag where they would put wool. It would hold 50 to 60 lbs of wool, depending on how good of a stomper the guy was inside the bag. What a job! Yuck! I can't imagine doing that in the heat of the summer.

Little Jake with a bag of real wool. He's just too stinkin' cute in that hat and his wild rag. He is the twin brother of the little girl, Hannah, who is turned around in her desk to look at me in the previous post. What a couple of cuties. Nice kids, too. 

We're so grateful to be homeschoolers so we can go on so many great field trips with our friends. Museums always give us homeschoolers the same rate as they do public schools, which is greatly appreciated. Now that the weather is getting nice, we're planning on going on a lot more field trips.

God Bless,


Catherine said...

Oh what a wonderful trip that was for you and all those kids! Pendleton is MORE than the Round-Up,huh?

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

I would not want that job. A wool stomper? 110 degrees out. Wool sticking all over you. Yuck!!!

I loved the bathroom picture!

Happy Mother's day, Jackie!!!

Anonymous said...

that ice cream looks SO GOOD!




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