For just a few hours we felt like we were in another era from days gone by.
I'm always fascinated to see small fragments of how it was, back in the day
This weekend Mantorville celebrated "Olde Tyme Days"
It was fun watching (especially) the women all dressed up in their frilly dresses with
umbrella's in hand to shield them from the heat.
On Saturday they had the 1st annual
Old Tyme Days Period Costume Extravaganza & Competition.
Dressed in White on a very warm day
Not far from our car we saw a sign with an arrow directing us to a "Log Cabin"
As we headed down a grass path toward the log cabin we stopped to watch a blacksmith at work.
Coopers Log cabin from the late 1800's
The cabin was so cool. I love this kind of stuff!
Just a few pictures from the inside
Rick, checking out a few displays in the basement.
The Restoration house
another home with many treasures from the past.
Rachel, a high school girl from Mantorville,
dressed the part, and was our guide at the Restoration house
The original basement with stone floor
Old washing machines
I have never been to the Opera house in Mantorville but that
will have to wait for another time
It's the 40th season of melodramas presented by the Mantorville Theater Company.
This weekend there will be several productions of "She Aspires to Greater Things"
These two lovely ladies posed for me as Rick and I passed by
They were a little shy, and said that their costumes weren't really that good
I thought they were great!
Today would hold many more fun events and competitions, It will have to go on without me,
to hot for my liking :)