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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Pioneer Village - Bardstown, Kentucky - Part 1 of 2

Good morning,

I took these images last Fall when we were visiting Bardstown, Kentucky.
This pioneer village is beside the Civil War Museum.
We were here early in the morning so were able to take pictures before there were many other tourists there.
Later in the day a Civil War battle was reenacted here.  It was quite realistic!
There was actually a settlement here during the Civil War, but many of these buildings have been brought  here from nearby settlements.


 Back in these times people found ways to provide for themselves.  American ingenuity.  ;)



 I truly enjoyed seeing the interiors with the period items.  The quilts were beautiful!


 In the center of this image you can see the tents of the group who will be performing the battle reenactment later in the day. 

 We were invited to come over and take a look so we did!  More images to come.  :)

All the best,
Lois

17 comments:

fabriquefantastique said...

looks like a nice day out...

Montanagirl said...

Bet that was interesting and fun! I really enjoy seeing the interiors of their cabins. Simple but beautiful.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Lois, it's always nice to be able to take photos without the hassle of crowds of others in your way. Thanks for sharing this bit of history. Also enjoyed the previous posts, especially about Proctor & Gamble and all the models.

TexWisGirl said...

the grounds are kept so pristine!

Nedra said...

I like your new header.
Nice to see quilts on the beds. thanks for the tour.

Lois said...

I like the interiors too! What an interesting place.

Cindy said...

Love old buildings--they have such a story to tell. I live in Utah, we have plenty of 'pioneer' buildings/museums. Always fun to visit.

Maple Lane said...

I would LOVE to visit here! The quilts are beautiful.

EG Wow said...

I'm i,pressed that this village is being so well taken care of!

Life 101 said...

Wow! I'd love to have a stone fireplace like that in my barn. I might just live down there in the winter.

missing moments said...

Very well maintained!

Peter said...

Looks like a interesting place to visit. Agree with your comment about Johnny Carter, the person in my blog. He should be paid more by those he gives lessons to.

NixBlog said...

Great shots, Lois! I really think that places like these that bring history to life are wonderful for the visitors (especially children), as this "history by immersion" is much more vivid than a textbook or simple memorisation of dates and facts.

angela said...

Love, love, love the photos. I cant wait to see the rest. thanks for sharing the pioneer era has fasinated me ever since I read the little house books as a little girl.

Cheryl said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the photos. What an amazing place to visit. Its wonderful that people have saved and maintained these buildings and opened them to the public to view.

VP said...

It looks so real...

Rose said...

I really enjoy seeing these places...and love visiting them. I love the feel of stepping into the old cabins.