Historic Homes, Museum, Reenactments, Travel

Old Salem Museums and Gardens

In early April, my boyfriend and I went to Old Salem Museums and Gardens in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Old Salem is a historic town that was founded by the Moravian Church in 1766. Today it is a living history museum that uses interactive displays and costumed interpreters to show what life would have been like… Continue reading Old Salem Museums and Gardens

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The Nature of Early Museums in America

Museums in America have changed greatly since their creation, and in other ways they have stayed the same. Early American museums differed widely in their ideas of presentation and subject matter. Peale’s Museum in Philadelphia is truly the forerunner to the modern American museum, while a museum like P.T. Barnum’s American Museum is no longer… Continue reading The Nature of Early Museums in America

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Midway Congregational Church

This beautiful church came to my attention through the Historic Rural Churches of Georgia Page on Facebook. If you love old country churches I would highly recommend checking out their page. The Midway Congregational Church was established in 1754 and the first meeting house was built in 1756. This meeting house housed the church until… Continue reading Midway Congregational Church

Historic Homes, Museum, Travel

Colonial Midway Museum

History of the Museum: The Midway Museum is a reproduction of an 18th century plantation cottage that was constructed in the mid 20th century. It was designed in a raised style due to the high water table in the area and is typical of early homes in this area of Georgia. The architect of the… Continue reading Colonial Midway Museum