Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Historial Field Trip
I had the pleasure on Monday to chaperone my son's 5th grade field trip to Greenfield Village. This Village is part of The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan.
Being in Greenfield Village is like steeping back in time. They have over 80 authentic, historic structures, included Thomas Edison's Laboratory, the Wright Brother's Workshop and Noah Webster's home.
You can ride in a genuine Model T or jump on the 19th-century steam engine. You can watch world-class artisans pull glass or use a spinning wheel to make yarn.
"Greenfield Village is a celebration of people — people whose unbridled optimism came to define modern-day America."
Every time I visit I'm always amazed. I love listening to the people that are dressed in period customs and take you back to the time they are portraying. We got to watch as they prepared dinner over their fireplace - Bean soup, bread, asparagus they picked that morning, and pan cakes (not pancakes). Since the kids are older, they really understood some of the hardships that our ancestress went through just to live day by day.
For this field trip my son controlled the camera most of the time. All the photos in this post are what he took during the day. It was fun to look at the images that he felt worthy of photographing. This was his favorite place. I'm sure you can guess why.