Today we planned a fieldtrip to our favorite museum: The Chrysler Museum of Art. We are so blessed to have this treasure in our town! Last year we went nearly every Wednesday ( the free day) to soak up art of the masters and see special exhibits. The gals would bring their art bags and spend quality quiet time sketching. So today was really no different...its Wednesday so its free. Well we found out today that every day is going to be free from now on!!! They had a celebration going on with balloons, yummy cake, coffee for all. Special exhibits will cost money but with our teacher/student discounts it will be managable. Now we no longer have to plan our museum trips around Wednesday! Wednesday is such a busy day for us and I was wondering just how we were going to get our Museum fixes in ( we are addicted!)
Another free treasure is called History at Your Feet. It is 11 different historic places within a 2.46 mile walking distance. We have lived in this area a very long time and never done the tour! All but one of the places is FREE. Today we visited the Norfolk Southern Railway Museum. Hubby is a railway hobbiest. We did not even know this place exhisted! Other places on the tour that we plan to see this year: Mac Arthur Memorial, Moses Myers House ( 1792), Freemason Baptist Church, ( 1848), a revival gothic style.Willoughby - Baylor House ( 1794), St Pauls Episcopal Church, pre Revolutionary War, has a cannon ball lodged in a wall. ( 1739),Epworth United Methodist Church,( 1850) known for it's 22 stained glass windows and Romanesque-style.
Look for photos in the future of these sites!
We ended our "free" day with a trip to one of our favortie thrift stores. Em found a chinese style vase ( large) and Naomi found a brand new ( tags still on) picture board.