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Friday, April 30, 2010

Field Trip Friday: The Homeplace at LBL

Nestled on the Trace at Land Between the Lakes is a wonderful place to visit called The Homeplace.
If you are studying American History around the 1800's or so, this would be the perfect place to go! Step back in time and learn about how people lived during this time period.

Before the tour starts, you go inside a building where they have all these displays set up with information about different things during the 1800's.


Once it is time to start the tour, you get to view a movie that gives you a little background history about this certain time period.


From this point on, after the movie, you get to actually go out and look at some of the wonderful buildings and artifacts that the Pioneers would have used.

They dress the part, they live the part, they interact with everyone there. This lady was working on a quilt that was set up on the front porch of the house.

Our guide came and began talking to us about the land, the fences, the yard (it is amazing how they had to mow their yard during this time) and about the house. The house was my favorite part!

It has two sides and a breezeway all the way through. The breezeway is where the family spends the majority of their time during the warm months. I could live on that front porch. The breeze was absolutely amazing! I loved the simple but very elegant dinner table they had prepared for the men that day.

We got to go upstairs and see both the boys and the girls rooms. They said that sometimes up to twelve kids would sleep in one bed!
In the girls room, Kayla fell in love with these adorable little dolls. Can you tell she is my crafter?

We got to tour the kitchen where the lady was cooking lunch for the men for that day. It was really hot in there so we did not stay long!
Robert's favorite part was the tool barn. He loved all the old tools and the very beautiful projects that could be created with them.
After the tour, went to the picnic area to eat our lunch. Over there is a creek that is cleared off for the kids to play in.
While the boys were playing in the water and skipping stones, the girls were busy gathering up these little lovlies:
If you ever get a chance to visit here, I would suggest you come see it! The Bison Range is right down the road as well. This is a great place to go!


2 comments:

SusanD said...

Hey Jennifer, Thanks for the great tip. I know exactly where this is. I've been to the Bison Range. It's w/in two hours of me. It's be a great day trip with the grand-boy this summer. Have a great weekend. Blessings, SusanD

Tonya @ Live the Adventure said...

Hi Jennifer, thanks for linking up to Field Trip Friday! I'll have to keep this in mind next time we're in the area. We're hoping to do some camping at the Land Between the Lakes area sometime this summer. Great post!:)