Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Western Booth Art and Bartow Museums 4/26/13

We met up with members of our homeschool group at the Western Booth Art and Bartow Museums for Civil War Comes Alive day!
So much fun!
There was a lot to learn and explore outside about life during the civil war, guns, cannons, cotton being spun, even forging! They also had a presentation with a speech by Abraham Lincoln. 

I think this museum is like a hidden gem. My favorite room at the Western Booth was the Presidential Gallery. They have a portrait of each president, some facts and something written by them. My kids love the Sage Brush Ranch, which is a hands on exhibit for kids to learn. My children did not want to leave. 
We enjoyed our time at the Bartow Museum too. It was neat seeing the sign of food prices, a dental office, school house and more. The kids favorite part was the old wooden phone booth! The building was originally a court house and many of the beams are still in place. 

We got to see the cannons go off!

Life for soldiers.

Watching cotton being spun.

Spent lots of time in the Sage Brush Ranch

This carriage makes realistic noises and even rocks back and forth.

There are a few different carriages throughout the museum.

Pharmacy in the Bartow Museum.

A carriage going from the farm to the store.

The early days of machines!

The kids were surprised that tvs were this size.

Playing in the store area at the Bartow Museum

My kids would not leave the phone booth alone!

I wish that these were today's prices! 

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