The majority of this post is going to be pictures, just for your information. I apologize in advance if it kills your computer. :) I'll make them small, but you can click on then to enlarge them.
First we headed over towards the Town Hall to see the fashion show. We were a bit early, so we watched the soldiers drilling on the Village Green while the stage was set up. Then the fashion show started!
I enjoyed learning more about clothing for men and children. It's not really my area of expertise. After the show was finished, Mom and I walked over to a building in which a large collection of clothing was being nicely displayed.
|I'm pretty sure the green outfit in the center is a wrapper, based on the ties down the front of the skirt. Anyone else know for sure?|
Edit: The green dress, though similar looking, is not a wrapper. It's from the 1840's-50's.
|The blue winter bonnet on the table is my favorite of them all! Doesn't it look so cozy?|
|My favorite of the ball dresses.|
|The 1832 Ackley Covered Bridge.|
|They had Model T's driving around the village. Mom and I came to the conclusion that someone should make modern reproductions of old cars like these.|
|One of the flower boxes.|
|I believe these were some sort of mulberry trees Henry Ford planted in hopes of getting silk worms growing on them.|
|Aren't they neat looking?|
After talking to them both for a while, a visit to the train yard was in order!
I also found a convenient step to model my split-skirt. :) Firestone farm was next on the agenda.
I wish I could live there year-round. Without all the people though. :) Just me, my sheep and my chickens! There were two ladies in period dress making cookies inside, which smelled delicious!
|The lovely organ in the parlor of the Firestone farm.|
Have a safe Memorial day weekend!