Sunday, August 28, 2011

Field Trip Sunday----Wood County Historical Museum

Yes....I know.  Most people do Field trip Friday.  Well I'm always behind, so I will post most field trip and fun visits on Sundays....just because, well because I!

I will be hooking up with Anna-Marie from Life's Adventures for her Field Trip Blog Hope though

For the girls last American Girl Club Meeting on Kaya, we visited a local museum that had a Native American display.  They had a small camp set up with real artifacts that had been found in our area, as well as replicas of items that were commonly used by our local tribes.  The girls at least got to see items up close that were part of this culture, even if they were not specifically from the Nimipuu. 

We really enjoyed this museum, and I am very upset at myself that such a wonderful gem has been sitting so close to us for so long and I have never taken advantage of it.  Lydia and I will be visiting again this Wednesday because we both enjoyed it and know there is alot of items we missed seeing due to our little Caty running around so excited.

All the rooms are set up to display a certain topic or time period.  Here is a General Store.  There was a WWII Uniform room, a school room (with desks and books from the 1800s on), a civil war tent, soda hop, year book room, kitchen display, etc.

Civil War tent sample with games the soldiers might play.

Caty in the General Store.

An old-fashioned electric curling machine.

Caty and our friend Amelia.

The Native American camp display.

Yep...the one is sleeping on a rock as a pillow.  Gives me new respect for the yucky pillows I have at home.

The girls really liked this display.

Foods of our area.

A Civil War Era doll stroller.

Soda Fountain.

State Fossil of Ohio

Lydia and Caty checking out the switchboard.  They were amazed at the rotary dial.

Outside buildings.

Ice house and cold storage.

 Another shot from the side.

We look forward to visiting many more times!!!!


  1. Very cool. That looks like a really fun place to go. Lol at the phone, S was at my dads house and he still has a rotary phone and he was trying to push the buttons inside the had no idea how it worked. Then he thought that was way cooler than just pushing button

  2. That curling machine looks a bit dangerous:) We haven't done the US yet since we are living overseas but will do it once we return to the states. I love going to hand on sites probably even more than the kids:) Thanks for sharing and spreading the word about the Field trip hop:)

  3. What a charming museum. That electric curling machine is a bit scary! Glad you found something close by that you enjoy visiting.