Saturday, October 23, 2010

Casey County Heritage Days




For the second year in a row, the county hosted a Heritage Days celebration. The purpose was to give everyone a chance to see what life used to be like from the 1600's to the 1800's. At a $2.00 admission price it was truly a bargain.

Friday there were busloads of children from many of the surrounding counties. What a great chance for these kids to truly experience the past.


Exhibits included;


Talking with revolutionary era settlers


who were also hunter/trappers.


Learning how this country was surveyed.


Throwing a tomahawk (this one was especially popular with the boys in the crowd).


Blacksmithing.


Quilting (although I am fairly positive they didn't have cell phones back then).



Exploring.



Native American home sites.


Preparing for the winter in a log cabin.


Plowing with a team.



Sawing logs (those guys really worked up a sweat!).


And making shakes for a roof.



In addition, there were Heritage Days t-shirts for sale (you know I had to get one),



the high school drum corps played,



and anyone who was interested could enter a scarecrow in the Scarecrow Contest.



There were also several different styles of wagons giving free rides around the grounds (a nice pair of mules, don't you think?).


I am so proud of our small county for making such an educational and fun day possible. I had a blast.

5 comments:

Kate said...

Oh, that looks like a blast! Great photos, thanks for sharing. And yes, nice pair of chestnut mules!

Misfit in Paradise said...

Thanks Kate.

Deborah - Thanks for following this blog too.

Mara said...

So, the t-shirt is made of wool? And of course it itches everywhere? Or is that just a Dutch thing...

Misfit in Paradise said...

It must be a Dutch thing. I have never heard of a wool t-shirt!

annest said...

truly amazing. They should get this on the Rendezous schedule and get lots of folks here over the weekend.... Don Sweeney and the volunteers who made this possible did great!