Come along, let's step back in time to 1700 Germany...
Christian thinks he looks good in the wooden shoes ;)
Our hostess is explaining how she made sauerkraut in the crock.
I've shown you some of this exhibit HERE and HERE.
I hope I'm not boring you all with all of these pictures. I just really, REALLY loved this place and want to share everything we saw! I'll wrap it up by the end of the week, I think lol...
"Germans were the largest group of non-English speaking Europeans to settle in colonial America. Between 1683 and 1776, roughly 120,000 German-speaking immigrants arrived in the colonies. Most came from the southwestern states of the Holy Roman Empire, particularly the Palatinate, Baden, and Württemberg on the middle and upper Rhine River.
The chief port of entry for German immigrants was Philadelphia, and from here they spread into the countryside in search of land. Many of the early arrivals settled in southeastern Pennsylvania near Philadelphia, but others pressed further west beyond the Susquehanna River and south into Maryland. Over time, German-speaking colonists found their way into the Great Valley of the Appalachians and, by the 1730s, across the Potomac River into the northern Valley of Virginia. In the decades that followed German settlers and their American-born descendents continued moving south and west, leaving a distinctive mark on American culture wherever they settled."
Continue reading HERE
On October 5 the German Farm will be hosting Oktoberfest. If you are nearby you should go! Sounds fun! More info HERE!