Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Amory museum

Recently we took a Sunday afternoon field trip to the Amory Museum in Amory Mississippi. It used to be one of our favorite museums when we lived here before. I'm not sure we have been there since our oldest was three. The field trip attendants were assigned different buddies than normal because we were trying something new. I was just thinking that it might be a good idea to pair them with the buddy they were most like. I guess old habits are hard to break since they ended up with their normal buddies by the end of the trip. I guess opposites do attract in some cases after all. Here they are with their respective buddies in front of a train car on the grounds there.





The chaperons - of course were mom and dad.
Boy!! were we super excited about getting all of the kids out of the house because it had been very rainy that week. They were about to crack up. We had an awesome tour guide that Sunday afternoon, who declined getting her picture taken. Amory is such an interesting town and knew a lot of background information because she had lived there all of her life. In an effort not to bore whoever is reading our blog, I will not share all of the pics we took but, will simply give you a brief synopsis of what the kids like the most about the trip and the chaperons too of course.


The old call lights are still in place from the hospital this used to be.


PJ was very fascinated with the train collection.


Now this was neat. It was used to clean the cotton. Our tour guide demonstrated it for us.


Of course, the quilts that were on exhibit were cool to me. Jimmy liked this one that is made of used men's ties.


Now this particular quilt in the corner was of interest because the person who brought it in was near 100 years old and it was hand pieced by her mother.


Hearing all about the days of old waiting at the station for the train to come.


A picture of Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore, who the current hospital is now named after. They actually started the first modern medical facility in Northeast Mississippi. That was news to me!


As much as I complain about having to wait for Jimmy to fix my washer or dryer yet again I am so happy that I don't have to use a rub board.



The flooring in the museum is the original flooring of the hospital.



And that's all folks!

Toni

5 comments:

Kysha said...

Looks like a lot of fun! We lived there briefly but never toured the museum. Maybe we should check that out.

Kathey, David, and Josh said...

Yeah, we didn't know they had a museum, we will have to check it out too. Thank you!

Whoz Your Doula said...

it's really nice since the renovations they did a couple of years ago. You guys should check it out.

Pam said...

Looks like everyone had a good time even the Chaperones. I would love to take the children to something like this. I love the trains and quilts!

Whoz Your Doula said...

best thing about it is it's free!

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