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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Pioneer Village - Bardstown, Kentucky - Part 2 of 2

Good morning,

As we spent some time walking around the pioneer village in Bardstown, Kentucky, we began to see some of the people staying nearby in tents who would be part of the civil war reenactment later in the day.
These folks are in full uniform of the times.  Those are wool pants - surely pretty itchy.
It's all pretty realistic.  When "shot" (blanks, of course), the victims dropped and waited for their "bodies" to be removed by other fighters.
The young ladies had plenty to say to the young men.  ;)  It was fun watching the children relive what their ancestors had experienced.

 This little guy was part of the act, too.  The children were "practicing" while the parents were still getting ready for the day.
 There will be other images of this place coming, too, of the people we met as well as the battle later in the day.

 I hope you're enjoying our tour back into history. 

All the best,
Lois


18 comments:

Maple Lane said...

It is nice to see green grass and leaves. It is 16 here this a.m.

Life Looms Large said...

Great pictures! I especially like the one of the mill (and the "dead" body!)

Nice to see green grass and remember that it will get warm again!

Sue

Happy Days said...

I love places like that and I love looking at the log cabins. We have a huge reenactment here and I love to go watch...debbie

Jan n Jer said...

LOL...living just 18 miles from Gettysburg Pa, we have lots of reenactments. Like you, I always think about how the actors can stand those wool uniforms...it has to be sooooo uncomfortable!!!

A Lady's Life said...

This was very nice. I love the water mill.

grammie g said...

Hi Lois...I have been to a couple of the vilages and my favorite is King's Landing in N.B Canada...I always thoughte how much fun would it be to be a part of this and live the part in costume and the life style inactment!!
I veiewed yesterdays post too and I am impressed and you got some real good shots to show us ..yet another visit you have taken us on ..thanks!!
Grace

Adsila said...

I love to visit places like this. Your pictures are wonderful.

Cheryl said...

I enjoyed the second post very much. I would like to see a reenactment.

TexWisGirl said...

love that mill and waterwheel!

Lois said...

I am enjoying it. Thanks! I love the costumes too.

VP said...

Even better with people in costumes!

Michele said...

What an exciting place to experience history!

Diana said...

I love the Pioneer village. We have one right here in our town! I love going inside those buildings, they really give a sense of what it would be like to travel back in time!
The mill is beautiful! Love Di ♥

EG Wow said...

I enjoy seeing how people lived way back when. It makes me appreciate what we have now. It also make me realize how little we actually NEED to survive. :)

River Glorious said...

Thank you for the tour. :)

karen said...

dead bodies! don't think I could lie so still....

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Wonderful story!
Greetings
Angela

Rose said...

Just think of all the fabric it took to make the dresses! I always think of that when I see dresses from that period....and probably a lot of the sewing done by hand.

I need to check the map to see where Bardstown is....I think I did before and don't think it would be too far off the beaten path for us when we are coming or going to Tennessee.