Monday, April 30, 2018
This was an amazing experience for grandchildren and extended family alike, even on a cold and blustery day! This favorite Living Museum of ours for the past 20 years has continued to grow and evolve in its offerings, appealing to us as much as ever. A newer offering we most enjoyed was the West African village. It is beautifully laid out, and the drummer outside under the tent engaged all of us, especially the children in playing the drums and instructing us in the types of drumbeats used for village specific communication. It was a blast! We especially enjoyed a 450 lb pig rolling over on her side and being pet like a house kitten by the museum worker. It tickled ALL of us for several minutes! The living history actors in every exhibit were warm and welcoming to the adults and children alike, drawing us into their historical world with ease. Another feature we absolutely love is being able to rent a golf cart to tour the grounds. With a two and a five year old in tow, just walking from one exhibit house to another can be too much of a trek, and the stroller tiring for the adults pushing it as well! So the very reasonably priced golf cart made it very worth our while. And of course as in the past, we had to renew our annual membership, as we definitely will be back to enjoy many more of their familiar and upcoming features!