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Saturday, September 17, 2011

More Images from the Lincoln Homestead State Park - Kentucky

Good morning,

The home above is on the same property as the home in yesterday's post. 
It is wonderful when people help to preserve our history.
The period furniture is just wonderful.  I also enjoyed seeing the various textiles. 
This loom is on the second floor...
...as are these spinning wheels.

My Honey and I were the only two people here except for the gentleman in the gift shop who collected our $2 each for the tour of the property.  It was wonderful to be able to walk around at our leisure and take pictures.  My Honey and I drifted off into different directions with our cameras.  I found the spinning and weaving displays especially fascinating. 
 This fireplace is on the second floor of the home where the loom and spinning wheels are located.
There is so much information here.  It appears there are demonstrations, also.
This letter is about the bed in the next image.
The bed was made for the mother of President Lincoln when as a young girl she came to live here.
There is a period blanket on the bed...
...with embroidery along the edge.  Oh, to have been able to see the woman who stitched this and talk with her about her life in these times.
Also in this large second floor room are tools and items from the times.
I then saw the items on the all near the loom I saw when I arrived in this large room.

 There is no doubt that rag rug weaving demonstrations are done here.  We were here in the middle of the week which has the advantage of avoiding crowds and being able to get close for pictures, but we don't see the demonstrations and programs.  Had I arrived when there were tours of the property, I may not have been able to get so close to get these pictures.

 Back downstairs is another bedroom in this large home.  The baby cradle with period blanket is beautiful. 
 
 This is a shoemaker's bench.
 This home has rooms added on.  Again, I would love to be able to see meals being prepared here and the the people of the time preparing them.
 And, today's final image is of a corner cabinet.  According to the information in the room it is believed that President Abraham Lincoln's father made this corner cabinet.

We are so enjoying this visit.  I'll have a few more images from here at the Lincoln Homestead State Park coming soon. 

Best,
Lois

9 comments:

Nedra said...

Very interesting tour Lois. I especially liked seeing the various owners of the bed. Kind of like a geneology for furniture!

TexWisGirl said...

really cool to see and touch these historical items. love all the logs and the chink work. :)

Marit Johanne said...

Thank you for sharing, Lois! It is so interesting. I love to walk around on museums with old homes and try to imagine how it was when people lived there.

Lynette said...

Wonderful post, love the photos and all of the great information. Thanks for taking us along on the trip!

Judy said...

I love the weaving loom!

Elaine said...

Fascinating! At places like this you really want to have a time window that would let you peek back and see daily life in action. Notice I don't want to actually go back and live in those conditions....

Happy Days said...

Love it!! Right down my alley!! Love to look at old homes, log cabins...It's amazing to me how they work the looms!! ...debbie

fabriquefantastique said...

I just love that kind of outing...

Rose said...

I really have enjoyed these photos...we love to go to places like this.