Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Prairie Village Museum Rugby Part 2

Next door to the cute little Norwegian style house was the Gronvold house.

This house was fancier than the little house next door and, to be honest, I liked the simpler house better.  But this house is beautiful with it's large front porch and woodwork inside.  I love the front porch and during their Village Fair, ladies invite you to do "stitching" on the front porch!  How fun that would be!

Fancy woodwork and hardwood floors throughout.  And the prettiest light fixtures!

Next on the tour was the all-faiths church.  This building was the first to be brought into the Village.

Next up was the one-room school house that had desks to sit in and even a table of school supplies to keep little hands busy. 
Large bookcase holding vintage books.  I'm sad to say, I didn't get very many pictures of the inside of this school.  Another family had caught up with us and the room was pretty full of happy tourists.
This is the interior of a little one-room log cabin.  It was certainly small and cozy...a bit too small for my taste.

This is the large school that came from the small town of Silva a few miles SE of Rugby.  It was a large (I'd Say maybe 4 large rooms) school.  The second floor was closed off to the public but the bottom was a treasure trove of Pierce County history and the history of Silva.  A person could spend hours looking at every photograph and reading all of the information posted on the walls. 
This is a model of the town of Silva.  The way it looked "As in days gone by".  After leaving Rugby, we all traveled to the town sites of Silva and Fillmore.  There is, sadly, not much left of either one. 
I just want to shrink down to size and jump in there.  What would it be like to spend a day in this little town back in the 1930's?

In one of the large classrooms hung this quilt.  My mother read the history of the quilt and called me over to see it.

In 1935 this quilt was made by the Silva Methodist Church Women.  300 people, paid 10 cents to have their name hand embroidered onto the quilt.  The sign goes on to say that at the Fall Bazaar, the quilt was auctioned to the highest bidder, and the funds were used to pay the pastor's salary.

Tomorrow we will explore the General Store and other buildings. 
Till tomorrow,
Have a Happy Vintage Day!

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