Monday, August 23, 2010

Heritage Fest Photos

Here is part of my presentation area: Grandma's Trunk, loaded with mystery artifacts for kids to handle and ask questions about. Kids loved this and I loved giving them an opportunity to touch and ask about weird old artifacts of the past and draw parallels to the present. The trunk was very generously loaned to us by Linda French; major kudos to her for her kindness.
Grandma Bien at Grandma's Trunk, working on naalbinding a rug. One thing learned during the HF is the usefulness of bonnets. You might think they just enforce tunnel vision, which they do, but they also offer an invaluable means of privacy.
Here is one of the many young folks who tried clothes-washing on my authentic scrub board. Kids enjoyed trying out scrubbing clothes and I tell ya, the sample clothes I took to the fest are sparkling clean from being washed all day! :)
Fritz during one of his many successful demos of fire-starting with flint and steel. Note the Huron Valley Ambulance personnel at the demo. They drove up into our area in their motor-cart and said, "We heard about your demonstration--they said it was really interesting." In other words, Fritz's exemplary demo skills had spread through the fest to reach the HVA guys! They got into it and enjoyed making a fire with char cloth!
HVA guy making a fire with char cloth. Thanks again to the kind HF organizers who gave us a spot in this year's fest!


Dusty D said...

Please note that the farby label on the scrub tub was otherwise discreetly covered with a draped cloth during the fest. Also stripped off the Lowe's $14.98 price tag.

cmadler said...

It was great to finally meet you! I'm sorry I had to leave so suddenly, I would have liked to stay and talk more. Did you hear any details on what happened to the reenactors who've been there before? (I can guess, but I don't like to!)

Also, let me know what you have in the way of the naalbinded trilobites.

Dusty D said...

Dear cmadler: What a joy to find out that you are, in fact, a real person! :D It was a pleasure meeting you!

I have to apologize since I conked out for "just a brief nap" after work today...and woke up at 10:30, argh! Guess I was more pooped out than I thought! Sheesh!

I have bunches of trilobites and can send you pics to see which one you'd like. Tell you what; would you please send a personal email to ypsidixit at gmail dot com? That way I can send you pics discreetly so that you can pick the one you prefer. No charge, needless to say, to a longtime blog supporter. :)

Cher'ley said...

I would like to use part of the photo of Grandma and her trunk, who would I need to get permission from? Thanks.

Cher'ley said...

Forgot to hit email me reply. I would like permission to use part of the photo with Grandma and her trunk on the cover of my children's book.