17 October 2011

Day 13 / 101 - Hale Farm and Village

Last week we spent a day in history at Hale Farm and Village.

In an earlier post, I mentioned my enjoyment in using reenactments to teach History.  Hale Farm does just that, as it shows us life in Northeast Ohio during the 19th Century.  Over the course of the day we visited with a blacksmith, a cider maker, a school teacher, a gaffer (a hand blown glass manufacturer - our favorite), a broom squire (my son asked if he was able to construct a Nimbus 2000!), a doctor, and more.  The Hale Farm artisans and historical interpreters facilitate an enriching and interactive program.  We truly felt as though we had traveled back in time.

We had an unseasonably warm and beautiful fall day for our visit.  It made our field trip that much more enjoyable.  If you live in Northeast Ohio, and have yet to visit Hale Farm and Village, I encourage you to do so.  It is worth the trip!

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