Saturday, June 2, 2007

Trip to Greenfield Village

Chris' parents were up from WV for the Memorial Day weekend. On Tuesday, we went to Dearborn, MI to visit Greenfield Village, an historical village created by Henry Ford that features several authentic buildings from the mid 1800s to early 1900s. Here are some highlights of our trip.

Esther, Melanie, and Alayna tried on hats at Cohen Millinery.

Chris' dad enjoyed seeing the types of machines that Thomas Edison used in his inventions.

Josiah had fun looking at the old tractors.

The girls helped push the turntable in front of the train roundhouse. There are two trains they use in the village to give rides. They do actual repair and maintenance to the trains in the roundhouse. It only takes two people to move the largest train when it is on the turntable.

There were so many interesting sights, from Henry Ford's garage and home to the Wright Brother's bicycle shop. However, this courthouse was one of my favorite spots. In this very building, Abraham Lincoln practiced law! It really put history in perspective when the guide said, "You just missed Mr. Lincoln ... he walked out of here 160 years ago."


Dixie said...

It looks like you all had a great time. Thanks for the great write up on Greenfield Village. The kids and I had just come across this recently in our studies. We thought it looked liked a great place to visit. Maybe someday.


Anonymous said...

Esther,I just viewed your pictures from your trip. It sounds like so much fun. I see so many places I would like to visit,I think I will visit them all this year. Love, Sherilyn

Dixie said...

Chris & Esther,

I was just looking at your write up about Greenfield Village again. We are thinking of possibily going in September. I am wondering how much time you think one should allow to visit. Is it such that we should plan on more than one day or can it be covered in a day? Thank You! Dixie