June 14

The other day we FINALLY went to the Johnson-Humrickhouse museum in Roscoe Village. We have been there before, and I love several of their rooms. They even have a room upstairs for special exhibits.

To tell you all about it, it is going to take 4 days, so if you find this boring, go find someone else’s blog to read till the 18th. If you don’t find my exceedingly unmundane life boring, then please…..read on.

The first room we went into was the American Heritage room. It is full of glass encased stones and arrow heads and more stones that look similar to an axe or knife, and baskets woven out of grass. These things don’t interest me in the least. I have plenty of stones and grass to look at every day, but the chocolate chips loved it. They pretended that they were Night at the Museum. It was a good thing that there wasn’t any statuary, because I didn’t have any gum-gum!

See….all those baskets….sigh.

The only thing that I find of interest in this room is the one case that has an Indian dress and papoose.

I wonder who it was that wore it, how long it took to make the thing, and why there are holes near the stomach area.

This is a close up of the porcupine quills that decorate the dress. This totally fascinates me!

Was it a boy or girl that was carried around so lovingly in this papoose? Did they die in an Indian raid, or did they live to be 82?

This is a close up of the bead work on the papoose. I wonder how long it took to make it. Probably about 9 months.

Needless to say, I didn’t spend much time in this room.

The next room we went into was American Pioneer room. I liked this room. You can tell this because I took 473 pictures in this room. Please forgive the quality of these pictures. They are really horrible! The lighting in this museum is cool, but not conducive to picture taking.

They have a display of what the inside of a cabin would look like.

They had a lot of interesting things sitting randomly on the floor.

Anyone want to guess what this is???

I can not imagine taking a bath in this, but this is in fact a bath tub.

We moved on to the display next to it. It had a mock-up of a cave. The sign encouraged people to climb in and experience what it must have been like to live in a cave until your cabin could be built.

I didn’t think that the daughter would actually climb in, but when I started snapping pictures,

she quickly got out.

They also had wool to card in this room.

I am really into this sort of thing, so I tried it out.

So did the chocolate chips, but my camera was only fast enough for this one. The boy threw the wool down so fast when he saw me going for my camera that I couldn’t get a picture of him.

I am thinking that the girl had just way to much fun!!! {this is my most favorite picture of the entire day!}


Have you ever carded wool?

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14 thoughts on “June 14”

  1. Love the Pioneer room. Actually my fav museums are the houses that are set up for the different time periods. I love to imagine living in them. & it makes me ever so thankful for the conveniences we have today!!!

    I don’t think I’ve ever carded wool.

  2. Such neat pictures. The little box on the floor makes me think of a mouse trap.

    I can hardly wait to see more pictures of the chocolatechip family having so much fun. πŸ™‚

    Oh, and I love Kirs necklace!

  3. it looks like something to hold a pipe and the box for the tobaco…
    never carded wool….glad you guys had a good time…


  4. That looks like a great museum. I’m glad you guys had fun.
    I think I may have carded wool one time at Silver Dollar City, but I can’t remember for sure.

  5. I can FINALLY see your pictures! I love them. It looks like a great museum, and yes, the last picture would be my favorite too.

  6. Great pictures and I’m eagerly awaiting each day to see what else you saw there.

    473 pictures in one room? πŸ˜• 😯

    BTW – the second picture isn’t loading and is keeping the page slowed down really far. Just FYI

  7. Nice museum! Athens, the town next to us, has a museum that is similar. It has all sorts of areas set up, even an old timey dentist office complete with the torture devices of that era.

    The last picture is great!! πŸ˜€

  8. Yes. I have carded much wool. I have carders, spinning wheel, and loom and I love them, but I don’t get much time to spin or weave. My guess for the mystery object was mousetrap as well. What is it? πŸ™‚

  9. I have been around a long time,but can honestly say I have never carded wool. Good pictures. Looks like someplace I might like to go sometime.

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