As I was looking back at photos of last summer, to remind myself of what we were doing one year ago, I came across our afternoon touring the historic center of our city, known as Chestnut Square!
For some reason, I don't think I ever posted about what a fabulous day this way with the grandchildren and Miss M as we visited this area for the very first time. One thing I vividly remember is how HOT, HOT, HOT it was this day!
There is an annual "ice cream crank-off" with a top prize awarded to the best homemade ice cream! This building welcomes you to the tour. They have a vast collection of ice cream makers! I think the children thought they would sit for awhile and cool off before heading out to complete the tour!
They host various childrens camps in summer featuring different activites. Each camp will include a textile art such as weaving, knitting, cross stitch, pillow making and quilting. They also play period children’s games and practice home living to reflect the time period. The children learn to square dance, churn butter, make pies, cornbread and soap. They enjoy tea and scones mid-morning! Isn’t this a wonderful week to have children take a peek into the past, rather than sit inside with cell phones in their hands!