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Other historical places and events!

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Our history is so important.  Museums, events, and other resources that bring our history alive for us is great not only for children, but for adults as well.

There are fewer and fewer people that know how to demonstrate the historical crafts, and I really appreciate people who share those talents.

My friend Joanne Greco posted a video and some photos from this historic festival in Ocala, Florida.  I decided to share her video and do a little research as well.

A Conquistador re-enactors blog about the festival-

http://calderonscompany.blogspot.com/2010/10/bill-boston-at-fort-king-festival.html

 

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Visit the William Trent House Museum!  Beautifully restored to the 1719 condition.

http://www.williamtrenthouse.org/

Written by sallykwitt

September 26, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Reminder – William Trent House will be closed for Labor Day

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Daily:
12:30 TO 4:00PM
Closed Municipal Holidays

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Visit the William Trent House Museum!  Beautifully restored to the 1719 condition.

http://www.williamtrenthouse.org/

Written by sallykwitt

September 1, 2011 at 2:11 pm

After Storm Report from the Acting Director of William Trent House Museum

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Happily, Hurricane Irene blew a few small branches from the trees and, the excessive amounts of rain resulted in a small puddle in the basement of the manor house, but that was it.  Rt 29 was closed along with the Route 1 underpass at the foot of William Trent Place due to flooding, so there were massive traffic jams in Trenton on Monday. Thus, we re-opened for tours on Tuesday. 

Ms Rhett Pernot

Acting Director

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Visit the William Trent House Museum!  Beautifully restored to the 1719 condition.

http://www.williamtrenthouse.org/

Written by sallykwitt

September 1, 2011 at 2:07 pm

How losing power for almost 3 full days made me think of life in Colonial America

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What was life like without electricity?  How was the night different without lights?  What sounds were alive when there was no noise from machines, cars, or the sounds of our modern civilization?

While the power was out here in Yardley, the stars were amazing.  It was almost as good a show as when we would go to the desert at night when we lived in Southern California.  Usually there is so much light “pollution” competing with the night sky.

We could hear everything that our neighbors did for many houses in each direction.  There was no air conditioning, closed windows, or other modern lifestyle noise to wash out the sounds.  One morning I woke up to my neighbors dog crying, I thought it was in another part of my house!

The songs of the birds, and the insects were much more complex than usual.  I heard birds that sing softer than the average birds.  Amazing.

We shifted when we woke up and when we went to sleep, more in tune with the sunshine.  No tv, no internet, no real entertainment outside of ourselves.  We had flashlights to read books, and candles to eat cold dinners with.  We found a pack of playing cards and it was so weird to play cards in “3D” instead of on the computer!

We told stories and brought up memories.  We are fortunate to have our extended family all living together, so my parents, my husband, my sister, and her children were all together.

My husband and my nephew did a lot of hard physical labor for 2 days to prepare for the storm, and then to keep up with the water during the torrential rains.  The hauled buckets out of the basement for hours and hours starting at 3am on Saturday night.

So, we had a taste of life in the past…

This article is about life in Colonial Times.

http://www.essortment.com/life-colonial-times-21815.html

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Visit the William Trent House Museum!  Beautifully restored to the 1719 condition.

http://www.williamtrenthouse.org/