The first full day in Portsmouth, New Hampshire my husband and I visited Strawberry Banke Museum. It was very interesting and fun. This museum is an area of town that has been preserved and they also relocated a few historical houses including recreating gardens. What I thought was neat was that it spanned four centuries.
Funny though, I thought my favorite places would be the oldest places. They were eye catching and informative. However, the 1950's house was my favorite and the little grocery store (that I did not take a photo of!) was great! It had the prices of merchandise and the ration numbers.
Isn't it funny that when you are out and about you seemed to feel like you are taking too many photos. Always snapping or stopping. Then I get home upload and think "this is it?". I need to just keep snapping so I have way too many to choose from. I love the old stoneware in the above photo that is on the floor.
Unfortunately I cannot tell you which house is what. I just loved the wall paper and the simplicity of their everyday lives. No TV, no computer, no electricity. I could never live without any of those things but being unplugged gave me such a nice break and I felt like I had oodles of time. In the above photo I could just imagine myself reading a really good book and feeling the morning sun while rocking.
I love this roof, it would be a nightmare if it was my roof but for photography's sake it is beautiful. The museum did a lovely job of capturing history and preserving slices of time for all to see. I really thought it was kind of the museum to always have something for children in each room. There were period toys to play with or period clothes to dress up in. Almost every house had an interactive area. Brilliant!!!
Well, I hope you liked the tour. While we were vacationing my husband and I remarked more than once about doing more local activities to capture that "vacation" spirit as well as exploring our area. There is so much near us that we haven't seen.
I do believe I see another "list" in the making!!