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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Hanging Out at Pioneer Days..........

A couple of weekends ago, we headed out to Pioneer Days in Gnadenhutten. It's held the first weekend in August out at the historical museum and the grounds there. I used to do the craft show out there several years ago. So we headed out to watch the crock auction and wonder through the encampment. Homemade beansoup is made in a big black kettle over and open fire but I didn't eat any this year. Jadyn was amazed by the fox pelt hanging in front of one of the encampments and I loved the hanging lantern........





Barry Lentz of Whitewoman pottery located in Coshocton, OH has been making the crocks for the crock auction since 1995. Every year they make 10 limited edition crocks that are auctioned off to raise money for the museum. I was the one responsible for asking him to make the crocks and this has become a very good fundraiser for the Historical Society. All proceeds go back to the museum so it's for a very good cause. =D Here's one of the former Pioneer Days princesses holding the #1 crock..........



The memorial monument out there has been repaired and cleaned this past summer too! I almost didn't recognize it when i saw it! It used to be grey and dark and now it's a light cream and clean! lol I have a picture of my daughter standing in front of it when she was little, so I just had to take a picture of my granddaughter standing in front of it too.............flashback!


Inside the museum are many old artifacts and documents. I just love looking at the way that they used to write. Their penmanship was amazing.....


And then there's this lifesize replica of David Zeisberger that sits inside the museum. This guy has scared several visitors because he looks so darn real sitting there! LOL There are also two lifesize Indians, but there was no way that Jadyn would stand beside them because she was scared to death of them.....she thought they were real!

7 comments:

d. wilkinson said...

Hey Lori ~ oooooooo sounds like you had so much fun! And I have to say, your daughter and granddaughter are just beautiful. What a blessing.

Hope yer t'maters are aren't scaring you too badly!

Deb

Diane MacNaughtan said...

Lori, What a fantastic way to spend the day! MMMMMM and the soup sounds scrumtious.
Have a great week :)

~Diane

softinthehead said...

We love it! Thanks for sharing Lori....Dan and Pam

vintagepaletteart said...

Awwwwwwwwwww....thanks for stopping by and visiting all of you!

Deb, miss ya!

Diane....how is your knee?

Pam and Dan....if you ever get to Gnadenhutten.....I will have to take you out there to visit. Our little town is a big part of Ohio history.

Hugs! *Lori

Sam I Am said...

wow... sounds like a fun time..im hungry now...
love the pics...and Jadyn is getting so tall already!!! man!!!

Im having flashbacks of the Indians dancing at atwood a couple of years ago!! lol..
ahhhhhh..the good ol days ;)
xoxo

vintagepaletteart said...

Time flies by too fast Sam.....sigh

Wish they had pumpkin fudge at Pioneer Days!!!!

Miss ya! *Nana

besserina said...

Thanks for the sweet comment! I love your blog and I'll have to stop at your shop if I'm ever in the area. I live in a small rural town near Akron, but we have a place in Carollton where we go on weekends every so often. So we go to Atwood quite a bit. I'll be at the Algonquin Festival Oct. 10-12 and Ohio Mart @ Stan Hywett the first weekend in Oct. (Just Visiting!) Booths are very very pricy! When is Dover?

Yes, I am smitten with those Teddy Bear Sunflowers!

I'd love to be a member of EHAG & PFATT! How do I go about this?

Thanks again!
Bess