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Friday, November 20, 2015

Field Trip Friday-Rustic Log Cabin Village

Recently, while family members were visiting, I took a trip to the Fort Worth Log Cabin Village.

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The village has a wonderful collection of structures, objects and documents dating from the years of 1840 through 1890.

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All the homes and buildings are nestled in a lovely bucolic setting.

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You can tour the buildings inside and out.

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It’s quite interesting to see the construction techniques that were used at time.

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Lovely layers of varying textures and patina.

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I couldn’t help but run my fingers over the chisel marks found on one of the walls.

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The Seela cabin is perfect for curious kids. It is totally interactive. Children can dress up, touch and play with everyday objects and toys of the time. They are even encouraged to lay down on the rope bed.

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The Shaw Gristmill was not running as it was receiving a new hand carved wooden shingled roof. It was still lovely to look at though.

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We spent a good deal of time at the schoolhouse.

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Old metal lunchboxes, McGuffey readers, and even a dunce cap could be touched.

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The historically accurate garden had been planted with fall produce.

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There were several examples of how food was preserved during this time period.

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There are knowledgeable, costumed guides throughout the park. This pioneer woman was showing some teens how to dip candles.

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2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.
Fort Worth, Texas 76109
Phone: 817-392-5881

Tue-Fri, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Sat & Sun, 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays

A perfect way to spend a fall day!



Jane said...

Interesting way to learn about the history of the area and pioneer life.
Happy Thanksgiving Day!
xo Jane

p.s. I love my tiny pink house ornament! said...

What a fun way to spend the day. I love interacting with history and placing myself in a time periods past. The old buildings hold such grand stories!

Have a lovely weekend,

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How fun, I love villages like this.

Mountain Mama said...

I would absolutely love to stroll through that village and see how things were made and done back then - so interesting to see how far we've come!

Lisa said...

Oh how fun! I didn't even know this existed.

Lorrie said...

These types of places are so much fun to visit. There's so much to learn from seeing the way others lived.

Karena Albert said...

There are historic sites like this in our region, Laura and they are really a learning experience for all.

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Katie Mansfield said...

This was my favorite field trip from when I taught the first grade.
How fun.

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

My homeschooled son is learning about the westward expansion and American settlers. I'm going to look this up for more info! Love the dipped candles too. They remind me of a field trip I took in elementary school to Fort Pickens in Pensacola. Such good memories. Thanks for the great idea!

Leslie Anne

Sarah said...

Laura, thanks for sharing this post. This looks like an interesting place to visit. I'm adding this to my files for future reference. '-)

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I'm fascinated by those old buildings.