Thursday, July 5, 2007

Conner Prairie

My friend's mom had heart surgery this week and I watched her five children for a couple of days so she could be at the hospital. I took them to Conner Prairie, which is a living history museum. The people dress in period clothing and really act the part.
They were harvesting wheat at the Zimmerman farm while we were there. The horses are huge, they come almost to the top of the wagon.
The children helped take the wheat to the barn after it was unloaded from the wagon.
There are quite a few animals on the different working farms at Conner Prairie.

They had several little lambs.

This was a very active kid!
I'm so thankful for running water and modern conveniences!

This is the Zimmerman farmhouse which is at Liberty Corner and is in the time period of 1886 . It is a quite an experience to visit this "old" Victorian home.


Kylee said...

We've been by Conner Prairie many times, but have never stopped in. We used to have friends that lived in Noblesville. Maybe they still do, we haven't been in touch for many years. I hate how that happens sometimes!

Great pictures!

Jen Unsell said...

What a fun place Robin!

Carol said...

It's been awhile since I've been to Conner Prairie. My first trip was way back in the fifth grade when we went there on a class field trip. It certainly has changed quite a bit since then.

I need to go back. Last time I was there they were "beating the linen out of the flax", so to speak.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Love that Zimmerman farmhouse, it's beautiful. It looks like a good day was had by all. I love this kind of musea, don't you?

Have a lovely weekend Robin!

Susan's Stuff said...

Robin, what a fun time you provided for your friends' children while they grandmother was so very ill. The baby lambs were adorable. Thanks for sharing the experience via pics.

Anonymous said...

Those children are adorable! Tee-hee-hee! Thanks.

Liz said...

Hi! I couldn't help but notice your great pictures of Conner Prairie. Don't you just love the animals in the Conner Barn -- they really are just the sweetest. I'm not sure if you have a flickr account, but there's a group there for people to post the pictures they took here:

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Liz, thank you for the flickr link, I'll check it out.

Yolanda Elizabet, I do enjoy this kind of museum. My daughter dislikes it though because the people talk and act according to the time period. It can be awkward and a bit embarrassing when they speak to you and ask you questions.

Thanks you for stopping by and for taking the time to leave comments.