The kids and I visited the Children's Museum on Friday and the State Museum on Saturday. Grammy and Paw-paw were able to go with us, too. There were lots of really cool things to see and plenty to do. They had a really neat traveling Abraham Lincoln exhibit. The best part, though, was the Civil War reenactment and talking to the volunteers and experts on the late 1800's.
The girls and Grammy found the army wives to be fascinating. They asked them loads of questions and were able to use the antique sewing machine. The next favorite part was the doctor table where they got to see some medical instruments used in the Civil War. (The picture makes the props look more realistic than they did in person.)
T was very happy to "enlist" in the army for a few minutes and was able to learn some of the drill moves. He liked it so much that he asked if he could do it again.
Though it was a very long day and mostly geared toward older kids, I am glad we stayed and looked through the whole museum. We will definitely be back again to revist the past and to learn more about the antiques, fossils, animals, and exhibits that they have at the Indiana State Museum.