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Monday, January 9, 2012

Pioneer Village Cabin Interiors - Bardstown, Kentucky

Good morning,

Today we are still at the Pioneer Village at Bardstown, Kentucky.  It is part of the Civil War Museum.
This is one of the best villages we have visited.  There are so many artifacts in the village and there is easy access to see and photograph them.

 This fireplace heated the home and was where the meals were cooked.  Just keeping the fireplace fed with fuel would have been nearly a full time job.

 The history of the people made the homes even more personal.

 These brave people made everything they needed to survive.  And, they made the machinery to make those things.

 One of the homes in the village contains items used by the Indians who originally inhabited this area.

 And, finally, in the last home we visited there was a display of early irons.  They're not exactly the modern steam irons we have today. 

This is so much fun!  We truly enjoy visiting these museums.  I hope you've enjoyed these images, too.

All the best,


Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow, some of those irons look heavy. Neat photo of the huge fireplace, too! I bet you could stand-up in it.

Judy said...

My eye went right away to the weaving looms.

Anonymous said...

Can you imagine living in one of those cabins? Eeeek! Thank goodness for the big fireplaces. Their only source of food cooking and heat. Glad I'm a modern gal...debbie

TexWisGirl said...

love those huge fireplaces!

Lois said...

My grandmother used to use a couple of old irons like that as doorstops in her house!

Wanda..... said...

Really enjoyed seeing all the old irons. Years agoe, we found the remains of an old gas iron here on the property. Didn't know what it was at first!

Elaine said...

We always enjoy visiting places like this too. It truly gives you an appreciation for all the comforts we take for granted.

Gunn said...

Interesting and nice!

Rose said...

I always love visiting these places too, and always wonder how good we would be if we had to go back and live that way.