|A picture of the Co. I boys I found recently|
The battlefield had limited displays when we were there because they were in the process of revamping the old ones. They had a really interesting auto tour and they also have one of the biggest collections of west of the Mississippi Civil War items. You can find their virtual museum here.
|Looking up at Bloody Hill at Wilson's Creek|
On we went for a short stop at Silver Dollar City and then out to supper. We ate at McFarlain's in Branson where they placed us at a table that rose during our meal. Hubby and I were let in on the secret. They couldn't figure out what mom & dad were snickering at. They kept looking around to find someone that was going to sneak up on them with a wacky sombrero or sing a silly song to them. It wasn't until the table was up to their chins that they finally caught on.
Passages is a collection artifacts that take you through the history of the Bible. When we were in Dallas last year we had seen that it was there, but didn't make it. Boy are we glad we took it in in Springfield! The collection included actual Dead Sea Scroll fragments, cuneiform tablets, Bibles throughout the ages as well as other Biblical texts and artifacts. Essentially the whole exhibit was full of Bible history, world history, science and just a perfect side trip for us in general! They had wonderful interactive displays, hands on things for the kids to do, as well as animatronic characters. They even had a scavenger hunt for the kids. I'll tell you what, if you want a kid to get absorbed in a museum, give them a scavenger hunt!
|Transcribing a line of text in Latin with real ink!|
|Shorty listening to St. Jerome talk about his life|
|Watching a working replica of a Guttenberg press|
|They even had a play area for Shorty|
The exhibit said that it would take you 2-3 hours to finish. Well, we took 3 hours and could have spent more time! We literally had to drag the kids out of there. We definitely packed a ton into our trip, but hey, it was school! I think we'll take tomorrow off;)