Saturday, November 16, 2013

Frontier Days at Fort Toulouse

Last Saturday, we stepped back in time to the frontier days of Alabama {1711 to 1820} at the Frontier Days program being held at the Fort Toulouse-Jackson National Historic Park. We learned a little about life in the those days from living history exhibits, reenactments, and demonstrations. I can't say that we learned "a lot" because the littles were much more interested in exploring rather than learning...oh yeah, and buying trinkets. Ha!
Here were a few of the living history exhibits that we saw.
This man educated us on the different weaponry that the Native Americans used during the frontier days.
There were many exhibits like this one that showcased frontier life.
They also had living history that appealed to children. The littles pulled the wooden spoon to make the puppet dance while this woman played the "flute." 
There was an ocean in this box. 
We also caught the part of a battle reenactment.
My friend, Heather, and her kids joined us on our excursion. The littles always enjoy playing with Gabe and Carly and I enjoy catching up with my childhood friend. 

Carly, Chloe, and Evan
We caught a magic and fire show.

Although, I would have to say that the highlight for all the kids was probably playing on the Indian Mounds
We had a great time. It was nice to get away from our norm and the history major inside me really enjoyed getting a little bit of a history lesson. I have plans to return with the littles one day (hopefully soon) and to explore the park. Also, it was so nice to catch up with our friends. It's good for my heart:)  

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