Last week I took some time to take my new camera for a "tryout" and where better to do it than one of the many historic sites in my neck of the woods? One of my favorite such destinations is a mere 45 minutes south of me -- or less if you don't drive like an old lady -- (grin)! Schoenbrunn was founded as a mission to the Delaware Indians.
I've watched it grow over the years to its current state of reconsruction and restoration. I'm only showing a couple pictures because I wasn't used to the camera and software yet. In fact, I was wandering about the village snapping my little heart out and suddenly message appeared: Out of Memory. I hadn't bothered to look at the card and later discovered that it really didn't have very much memory on it. That is being remedied as I type but it did cut my photographing short.
Here's a typical cabin that the Native Americans built -- quite rustic with a fire pit in the center. That changed as the missionaries introduced them to the tools they used.
Here's a cabin (and interior) typical of the missionaries living quarters:
I had the good fortune to meet the candlemaker. She's one of the many volunteers who give their time to the village and was a font of information about the village and its history. (I also learned that weekends and Thursdays are the best days to see the artisans.) Alas!!! It was Friday.
The schoolhouse is one of the few buildings that almost totally restored. The missionaries not only taught their converts religion -- they educated them.
I'm going back again soon and I'm also planning to visit some other favorite sites so watch this space. LOL
Hope y'all are having a great day!!!!!!!