Thursday, October 9, 2008
A Time Capsule in Michigan!!!
Lynn and I were extremely fortunate while we were visiting my sister Ami in Dearborn, MI to tour a partial sector of automobile industrialist’s Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village. Lynn and I felt like we stepped back into time viewing buildings from the 17th century to the present. Model A’s and Model T’s were taking passengers and guests on tours around the village to heighten their experience. Stone by stone, Henry Ford was determined to recreate homes, stores and buildings from personal and historical heroes and he created a time capsule of a period in time when life seemed simpler than they do now. Candy stores, a pottery barn, along with a tin house, and a working train roundhouse, churches and homes (etc.) dot the landscape. Historians will see a glimpse of Orville and Wilbur Wright, Thomas Edison's laboratory, furniture from President Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, and other historical items and landmarks. My sister Ami said Greenfield Village takes on a different atmosphere for every season and holiday. So, if you find yourself in Dearborn, MI for the upcoming holidays you might want to visit Greenfield, breathe in the fresh air, and tour a remarkable village and see for yourself what is considered to be the largest (and for me ... the most beautiful) outdoor museum in America.