August 12, 2016

Michigan Road Trip: Greenfield Village!

With the rush of modern life, sometimes taking a step back in time is just what we need. Greenfield Village is the perfect place to do just that. A vast outdoor museum of over 80 acres, with 83 historic structures, all broken up into 7 historic districts. The first district we saw was Working Farms. With wagons, livestock, and fields of veggies, you can imagine how people of that time lived off the land. Emily insisted on making friends with all the farm animals, and attempted to chase down and pet a chicken. Let's just say she was unsuccessful, but at least the sheep were very cooperative with her ;) Next district we hit was Edison at Work, where we witnessed the birthplace of the lightbulb, and his countless other inventions. Next we visited Henry Ford's Model T district. Here, you can trace the life of Henry Ford from childhood to the founding of Ford Motor Company. We were able to tour his home, workshops, and the school he attended. You can even take a spin in his famous Model T car! Then came the Main Street District. Here, we enjoyed shopping the old General Stores, and viewing an old time post office, portrait studio, and church. Next stop was Porches and Parlors. Here, you can step into the homes and lives of the ordinary people who made a great impact on our country. We took a tour into the homes of Noah Webster, Robert Frost, and many more. In the Liberty Craftworks district, you are able to view skilled artisans working crafts like pottery, weaving, and glass blowing. Our last district was Railroad Junction, where you can view the different models of trains, the roundhouse where they are repaired, and even hop on one for a ride! Let's just say I love a good informative adventure. After all, as Henry Ford said, "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young."

Photos: Emily Joanne Photography 

2 comments :

  1. Wow, I haven't been to Greenfield Village in YEARS! I forgot how much cool stuff they have there. Which area was your favorite?

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  2. I liked the Liberty Craftworks and Railroad Junction!:D

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