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We had a fun field trip a few weeks ago to someplace we had never been to before: The Grove in Glenview, IL. It’s actually called The Grove National Historic Landmark. Our group did a special program called Log Cabin. They have other buildings on site that we didn’t even have a chance to look at, such as a Native American Longhouse, a mansion, and a one-room schoolhouse. So, we’ll definitely need to make another trip there! (But I think we’ll go next time when it’s warmer!)
Two ladies were our guides. They were wonderful in teaching the kids about the pioneers and encouraging them to “act it out” themselves. This particular log cabin was built in the 1800’s and was disassembled and moved and reassembled in this spot. It had two rooms and a loft. See the pictures below for the experiences my kids had.
Taking a bath:
They ground corn and chopped apples.
The wagon they packed their worldly possessions in and traveled to start a new life: