Monday, July 29, 2013

A Trip to the Ohio Historical Society

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Friday my mom and I took a trip to Columbus, Ohio to visit the Ohio Historical Society! I heard they were having this special 1950s exhibit which I thought would be so cool to see. The 50s exhibit didn't dissapoint, there was an actual house in the museum called a Lustron house which was a big company in the 1950s that built you a house in two weeks made of some kind of metal material for the very reasonable price of about $4900! It was my favorite part of the museum, it was so fun and had so many cute props!

The museum also had a natural history portion about the forests, rivers, and animals in Ohio, there was a huge mammoth skeleton when we first walked in! The rest of the room went in chronological order from about the late 1800s to the present. There were old cars and fire engines, old games, musical instruments, and trolley.

There was a special section on the development of photography and they had a little dress up station and background where you could pose for your own potrait. We tried our best to stop laughing and take a serious picture, but these are the best ones we took!

Outside of the main building they have recreated an entire Civil War town, including a hotel, pharmacy, church, female seminary (a school for girls which taught them to be refined and how to catch a husband), an undertaker, post office, and a natural history museum. In some of the buildings they had reenactors who spoke to you about each building and how they would have run in the 1860s. There were also examples of people's homes, it's strange to think that huge families used to live in such small spaces, sometimes only one or two rooms!

The trip was so fun, I was glad I got to spend the day with my mom playing dress up and taking silly pictures!

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun?

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