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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Jamestown Settlement --Part I


I posted a recent blog (Click HERE) on the three ships in Jamestown Settlement. Today and tomorrow I will share more from our trip to Jamestown Settlement for our anniversary in June of 2007. Jamestown Settlement is a living-history museum of 17th century Virginia. The picture above is at the Powhatan Indian Village. Below are more pictures.





I was fascinated with the canoes which were made out of tree trunks.





I decided to grind some corn. Want some????




Here was a shipwright at work. Very interesting!




George watched the blacksmith at work.





Here the basket-weaver is busy.


If you have children/grandchildren, Jamestown Settlement is a great place to take them. I'll post six more pictures tomorrow.

Hugs,

P.S. We had a nice visit with George's parents in Hendersonville yesterday. Both are doing quite well--considering their ages. Dad was very happy that his Vanderbilt team beat my Vols team in basketball last night!!! Oh Well---my team would do anything to make DAD happy I guess!!! ha

46 comments:

Pam said...

Since, I rarely go anywhere, I have to visit places through your pictures!

Valerie said...

great pictures! Takes me right back to the day we were there. I remember being in the house in your first picture! I want to go back!

Darla said...

I just love seeing all of this Betsy!! I'd love to have one of those Indian buildings in my yard!! Glad you and George had a safe trip and Mom and Dad are doing well...

Busy Bee Suz said...

I would love to visit here one day.
I can't believe how amazing that canoe is!

Ginny said...

A great assortment of pictures for an overall view. What is the Indian house made of? That tree canoe is for sure extremly interesting. I'll look forward to the rest tomorrow. Thanks for the P.S. I was wondering how your trip had been. How far away is it?

Daisy said...

Looks like a fun place to visit, Betsy! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Harriet said...

Looks like another fun place to visit. Look forward to seeing the rest of the trip tomorrow.

JKoenig said...

Jamestown is a neat and learning experience. I remember going there with my parents, and we were able to take our children there when they were in grade school and learning about all those things in history. What I also remember about the day we took our children there was that when we got back to our hotel room the diamond from my engagement ring was missing! God was with me....when we went back to the car it was laying in the front seat...I guess it caught on something when I took off my sweater.

Thank you for the kind words you left this morning at my blog. Yes, I sure do love my grandchildren....just wish we could be with them more often. My grandson started by calling me Humma (or something like that), but it is Grandma now.

God bless your day!...Janice

Roses and Lilacs said...

I hope to see that someday. Is the building in the first photo made of animal skins?
Marnie

Beth said...

Wow, that canoe is amazing. What a fascinating place, Betsy---thanks for the vicarious visit!

I'm glad to hear that George's parents are well. Good thing you made the trip early. I hear we're supposed to get possibly a foot of snow, so I should think you'll get some, too. Enjoy it, my snow-loving friend! :-)

The Incredible Woody said...

Love that place:)

Karin said...

Glad to hear George's folks are fine!!! Thanks for this interesting travelogue! We,too, have a wonderful Fort Edmonton - an pioneer village! The kids love it! Reminds me, we should go again - it's been years! It would be fun to visit Jamestown Settlement.

Have a wonderful day! Hugs!

Sandra said...

fasinating! i love things from the past. I say about the hut, What NO windows? I am behind in my blogging but feeling much better today. playing catch up now.

Cedar ... said...

I like places like this that really make history come alive for kids. And we adults enjoy it so much too!

Together We Save said...

I visited the settlement as a teenager myself, your pictures reminded me I need to take my own girls there.

As for the Vols... losing to Vandy is a bad deal. LOL at least your father in law was happy.

Cookie said...

Glad to hear that George's parents are doing well.
Great pictures from Jamestown, but that canoe doesn't look too stable in my opinion!

Sunny said...

Happy to hear that all is well in Hendersonville.
Jamestown looks like a great place to vist. It reminds me a little of Plimouth Plantation in Massachusetts.
Sunny :)

from our front porch... said...

Hi Betsy!
Love the pics of Jamestown :) This is our kind of thing, anything with history!
I saw the flood pics, good golly.
After being in such a drought for two years, this amount of precip is unbelieveable!
I cannot believe we are expecting another snow storm tonight! Looks like the horses may stay in on friday :(
have a blessed day! misha

Arkansas Patti said...

When you see something like that, you really have to appreciate how far we have come.
That canoe would be a bear to portage and I do like my corn meal in a box.
Somehow though I wonder if we are any happier with all our free time?
Stay warm and ice free tonight.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Wow what a neat place, I would love to visit and spend time back in the pioneer days.
They really had a hard life back in those days, morning 'til night, just to prepare and cook a meal, and keep the fires burning...sheesh.
Thanks for sharing, it's been a nice day out ;)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Visiting these historic sites is very interesting.We have one such place within easy driving from our place.I'm thinking that this summer we need to visit it again.
Blessings,Ruth

thesouthernlady64 said...

Very interesting. Will have to check this place out. Enjoyed the pictures. Glad the parents are doing well.

Betty said...

Thank you for the trip it was great. You look like you were haveing so much fun.
~~Hugs~~

Shelley said...

I love going back in history! You would love our Greenfield Village by us in downstate Michigan! Glad to hear George's parents are doing well!
Miss you tons!
Big Hugs,
SHelley

Katherine Aucoin said...

I would love to take a trip and visit Jamestown. thanks for sharing your trip with us.

Are you ready for all the snow ya'll are supposed to get?

Who Dat!

Bill S. said...

We visited there last June and saw all the things you did. It was a great experience for us.

JOE TODD said...

Looks like a great place to visit. Been having computer problems. Hopefully fixed now

Diane AZ said...

Looks like a great place to visit and fascinating to see how life was way back then. I might want to try basket weaving some day.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Betsy,
What a wonderful posting about Jamestown. I would love to visit this place. This is such an intesting tour of the historic site and your photos as always are fantastic.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Betsy,
Thank you for visiting my blog. I can imagine what fun you had as director of the children's ministry. Jerry Taylor would be delighted for you to visit his "Organ Loft". He's listed in the telephone directory.

Pam said...

I've never been there so I really enjoyed seeing your photos. Thanks for the nice journey, Betsy.

Thistlebrooms said...

One place I haven't been to yet...Everyone I know has and it's getting me CRAZY!!!Been to Williamsburg BUT NOT Jamestown...
Such a fine place and the history there can't be beat...
Thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge again Betsy...

~Marilyn

Janie said...

Interesting post. I'd love to visit there, and I'm sure kids would enjoy it, too.

Kelly said...

...I want to go back. I loved everything about Jamestown, Yorktown, and Williamsburg.

Have you bought your bread, milk and eggs? ;-) I hear a lot of snow is headed your way! I know that will make you happy. You'll have to get a lot of photos...

Kay said...

Hi Betsy,

This looks like a rally cool place.
I have created a new blog about my hikes that I thought you might find interesting. Here is the link to it:
http://scvhiker.blogspot.com/

Kay

Kay said...

Betsy,

I just added a video that I took on my hike to the waterfall today to the blog, so you may want to check it out again.

Kay

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'd love to see Jamestown again. I ahve a wedding tio attend in Virgina in May ..maybe we'll extend the time and do soem sightseeing.

Glad to hear you goy a new camera Besty! Your bird and nature photos are always such a joy to see!

X0 Pat

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: What a neat look into the past. How come you were working and George just stood and watched? Glad to hear Georges parents are well.

The Muse said...

i applaud those individuals who work there and share that knowledge...that art of long ago...

it is by efforts such as this, that our youth will be able to comprehend in a small degree...the true life of our founding fathers.

diane said...

These living museums are so interesting and help us connect with our past.

Kirigalpoththa said...

very interesting place!

Mary said...

It's always interesting to see the old ways and things. Makes you wonder if you would have been a good pioneer or not. Survival had to be so close to your thoughts all the time.

Rose said...

Do you ever wonder how our ancestors got all their normal jobs done? Just think, everything had to be done by them.

SquirrelQueen said...

What a wonderful place, I would love to visit there someday. I really enjoy seeing all the craftsmen at work,

Glad to hear George's parents are doing well. Sorry about your Vols.

Judy

Jo said...

What a lovely museum, Betsy. Are those wax models. I thought they were real people (volunteers?) acting out the life of those times. Thanks for taking me along... I'm off to your second post. (((Hugs))) PS Glad to hear you and your team kept your dear old dad happy!

Cheryl said...

Gosh, I am wondering if you and George would be tour guides for me?? You two have such wonderful trips! I had to chuckle when I read that George's dad's team beat yours!! How cute!!