Hey y'all, Crystal here. Call me crazy, but I have fun wandering through historical places---be they museums, national landmarks, or old books. Throw in some state parks, hiking, and antique shops and you got yourself one great getaway. :)
Not too long ago, while attending a Gaither Fest concert, I got to visit the Texas Civil War Museum. We were short on time, so I took over a hundred pictures that I could go back and enjoy later.
Here are a few you might find interesting...
|Victorian Maternity Dress|
Here's what the card under the Friendship Fan says, "Dated 1872, the brown wooden fan was signed by many and includes short phrases of remembrances to Emily. This was a fan custom of the times." How cool is that? I think I need to find one to take with me to my next writer's conferences. Wouldn't that be a great way to bring home memories? :)
The layout the museum was pretty cool too. As you walked through the uniforms, weaponry, and such, the north wall held all the Union artifacts and the south wall--yep, you guessed it--the Confederate artifacts. :)
Here are just a couple of pics of some of the weaponry.
I took many more pictures. I'm talking miniature reactions of battles, ships, and homes, a slew of dresses and uniforms, and General Ulysses S. Grant's presentation sword. I'm sharing some of these on my blog today if you'd like to stop by and see more. :)