We arrived here yesterday and we have been on the move constantly. What a magnificent place of learning. The Village consists of more than 90 acres and includes seven historic districts with buildings of historic significance. Vintage transportation, skilled artisans and costumed p resenteres can be seen daily. Including Ford's birthplace, Wright's Cycle-shop, Noah Webster's House. Edison's workshop, working farms and plantations. We enjoyed every minutes we spent there.
The town square was open to the visiting kids to play ball, try their skills at walking on stilts, kicking cans, rolling barrel stays and other activities that were popular kids games.
I enjoyed seeing the fields of sheep, watching their wool being carded, dyed, being spun and woven into yarn.
We spent eight hours there and do think we covered all of the shops.
Yesterday we went to the museum and we did not see all of that, as we only had three hours to make our way through the assortment of American innovative genius of Henry Ford. Some of his treasures are the presidential limousines, the chair in which Abraham Lincoln was assassinated and a folding camp bed used by George Washington.
Of course, many automobiles that we older folks remember, the Corvair, Edsel, the very first car made my Mr. Ford along with General Motor cars that are great ones to remember. Certainly not just things that were associated with Henry Ford. Certainly a weekend of learning.
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