History Fest was wonderful, as usual.
The girls worked a 3 hour shift the first day at the Betsy and Tacy display portraying old fashioned girls. They invited kids to play period games with them and taught them how to play games like graces and hoops.
After that, they spent the rest of the day Thursday and all day Friday playing and exploring, though they came back and helped out lots at the Betsy and Tacy exhibit even after they were done with their shifts.
Daryl spent Thursday and Friday at the Betsy and Tacy exhibit and played the dulcimer, supervised the child volunteers, told visitors about the Betsy and Tacy books (which were based in “Deep Valley,” a town fashioned after Mankato where the author grew up).
The boys and I played and explored on Thursday and then on Friday we hung out at Grandma and Grandpa’s in the morning and then went shopping at thrift stores and a garage sale in the afternoon. I adore my mother-in-law and don’t get to spend much time just bumming around with her, so we had fun looking for deals together before heading back to History Fest Friday afternoon.
I didn’t take nearly as many pictures as usual, but I posted tons last year so this time I mostly just enjoyed myself. 🙂
It’s always a magical time, and such a neat way to bring history to life!