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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Rurality Wednesday - 1700's German Farm

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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. Read more HERE.

Someone asked me yesterday how the museum ended up with the houses. The museum moved them here. I believe they were soon to be demolished so the museum took them, shipped them here and rebuilt them.

If you live anywhere near this area, you really need to go to this museum. It's really one of my favorites now!

Rurality Wednesday

18 comments:

  1. It is right beside the interstate 81 where 64 east branches off so it is easy to get to. I will have to go back some day as they were still setting up some of the houses when I was there.

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  2. How neat to have this close by to visit -- can you go inside the structures? Would love to see sometime.

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    1. yes, you can wander at your own pace, inside and out. i will show you the insides too. they were just beautiful. i could live inside the museum lol

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  3. interesting post and I enjoyed the link, I love anything about NA's immigrant population.

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  4. I like the outside structural details on this house! I'll bet that is a neat place to visit. :)

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  5. I like the unusual design of this one. Enjoying this museum tour very much!:)

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  6. Oh on the photo, it looks like in our home.
    We live in Germany.

    egbert

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  7. I especially like the enlarged version for the way it shows the information clearly. Very nice shot to get both in the picture.

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  8. How neat! The museum sounds really fascinating.

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  9. Creative photo work ~ love the German barn ~ carol

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  10. Will be interesting to see inside the structures.

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  11. Terrific building, Tanya. I knew that many Germans were immigrants to the US, but I didn't know they came that early nor that they were active in your area. I thought most went to the Midwest in the 1800s. There is so much we learn from blogs!

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  12. That's a cruck-framed building - we have one near us dating back to the 14th century - re your comment on shopping carts/trolleys - buggies are what we call pushchairs that you carry little kids around in!

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  13. This was interesting! :) I am coming back to read about the farm with breakfast as soon as I make it! :)

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