The kids and I were so excited to go to Williamsburg and see a living museum. It gives such a great sense of what is was like to live at the time of the Revolutionary War. As an adult, it also made me aware that we are struggling today with some of the same issues that they did then mostly all centering on the role of government vs our individual freedoms.
We began with a tour of the Governor’s Palace. The boys loved the entry hall and were fascinated by all the weaponry. I was fascinated by the room layouts and how that reflected family life at the time.
We went the the courthouse to view a trial. India became my sewing apprentice for the next 6 years, wonder what use I can make of that?
We spent a little time preparing clay for brickmaking. Based upon the questioned asked about the composition of the soil at home, I think someone (or two) is planning a little brickmaking at home.
It was great to hear the workers give you a perspective of how sociatal norms had change, what the courts were like and the perspective that while the American Revolution brought change, it really strove to preserve much of the British system of government.
The day ended with a viewing of the troops on the green.