After about an hour in the hot sun, I think he was about through and the kids still wanted to read all the amazing headstones.
This was probably one of the most unique ones there. The middle of the cemetery is a huge mound. I can't remember its official name. This is where all the native First people buried their leaders. I would love to go back and learn more.
Then we headed over to Campus Martius. Learning about the first white settlers and seeing how they lived was quite fascinating. We could have spent all day there.
This picture is of the original corner home from the fort that was near where the two rivers meet. It is three stories and fit inside this building. We got to go inside and view two of the floors and look at all the tools and furniture that the family used. It is on the exact spot where it was originally built. This was really cool!
Did you know that the bedtime message, " Good night, sleep tight..." comes from the wish that the rope that binds the bed will not loosen in the night and have one fall through to the floor.
Quayde just had to find a weapon!
There was a lot of hands-on stuff in the museum to explore and play around with.
This is what happens when you let your sisters get a hold of you!
There was so very much to see and do in this museum. Down stairs was a huge area that told all about the more recent history during the growth of the US. There was an area about mining, where the kids could learn about the dangers and try on clothes. There was this lovely lady above that took tickets for the train....this mannequin scared the heck out of Chaiya. We believe she was a little haunted.
The littles had fun dressing up and there was videos and telephones where you could listen to people tell about their lives.
My favorite part was looking at all the daily life tools and household items from way back. These boxes intrigued me. According to the placard, the boxes would be filled with sand and then you turned them over and the figures would move because of tiny gears that the sand would pour through.
We had the most delightful day! Thank you Grandpa Tom for the afternoon and the pizza!