Thursday, the kids and I went to Plimoth Plantation. It was raining a little on our way there, but stopped about the time we arrived. We had a great time going into the houses, talking to the “re-enactors”, who stayed in character the whole time, and just generally getting a better idea of what life was like for our Pilgrim forefathers.
Here are a few pictures..
most looked like this inside…
That’s it! Almost the same in every house, bed with curtains in one corner, maybe a wooden dresser like this.
a table and no more than 2 chairs
and that glorious “kitchen”. All had dirt floors, and usually a “broom”, made out of several sticks chopped evenly on the bottom and tied to a sturdy branch with reeds. Some had a kind of loft upstairs, obtainable by a ladder of sorts, or just by pieces of wood nailed into the beam near an opening in the ceiling. Here you can see a couple of houses, plus a large stack of cured wood, which was enough for one family for about a month’s needs.
After spending time in the town, we went into the Family Center and found a room with toys and period dress up! Oh boy! (thought the girls)
Luke was taking a break at that point.
Noah was fishing..
while the girls dressed up and set the table for a nice meal.