Monday, June 26, 2017

Mt Vernon Active Displays


I enjoy active historical displays, in other words people demonstrating work in history displays.  In the past Mt Vernon has done little of this, the Blacksmith shop has been open for a just a few years, and there is usually a cooking demonstration at the lower farm.  

This year the spinning and weaving shop has been brought to life.  Up until now it was an entirely static display, I think it really comes to life when work is being done.  


7 comments:

  1. Wow! None of this was in action when I was there (from the '60s through the '80s). Would love to see it now.

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  2. I don't spin or dye my own knitting yarn, but I love to watch it being created by professionals. did you post that pix just for meeeeee?

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    1. No.
      He posted it for meeeeee.

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    2. Oh my, I was thinking of my wonderful readers - many of whom do fiver arts.

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  3. Ever been to National Colonial Farm?

    Looks like it might be possible to kayak to Mount Vernon from there (but I don't know if landing at Mt. Vernon is allowed?)

    Like Mitchell, I haven't been to these places in years! (the traffic puts me off.)

    :-)

    -Andy

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    1. I need to go there, I have been to Ft Washington once.

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  4. I could really use a blacksmith around here.

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