Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Highland Village Museum in Nova Scotia

The entire site overlooks the Bras D'Or Lake
Gaelic peoples lived in "black houses" like these in Scotland (1770-1830) 
Highland Cattle 
This breed of sheep sheds naturally - sheering not required 
The Acadian Forests provided logs for immigrants to build their new home (1770-1850)

The farmyard with Bras D'Or in the background
 The Barn - An Sabhal
The Church - An Eaglais
A center hallway home is built as the economy grows  (1850-1880) 
Stoves begin to replace open hearths in this time period (1850-1880s)
Creating a hook rug - scraps of cloth were scarce in the previous decades (1850-1880s)
Inside the General Store -  An Taigh-marsantachd (1880-1920s)
The Forge - A' Cheardach (1880-1920's)
The parlor of a house at the turn of the century (1880-1920's)
Nursery in the home at the turn of the century
Clothes and textiles are still made at home but with lots of "modern" assistance
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