Sunday, October 30, 2011

Our Life at Panhandle Pioneer Settlement

Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, Blountstown, FL

Here is a synopsis of what we did with our two month stay at PPS.

I assisted in grounds maintenance, trash collection and disposition, and facility setup for events. I completed the restoration of two hand plows which are used as farm implement exhibits here at the Settlement and in travelling displays. For my big task, I selected the stripping and refinishing of the floor in one of the exhibit rooms. This task was a prerequisite to being able to display the collections of 19th century wood tools and railroad tools.

Michelle served as shopkeeper in the country store/gift shop, conducted visitor tours, and assisted in facility setup for events.

She chose to perform the semi-annual house cleaning of the 19th century cabins and all of the artifacts therein.

During this task she discovered a container of partially completed quilt squares (circa 1900) in one of the cabins. An accomplished quilter, she undertook the task of completing a quilt, using these squares, to be displayed at the Settlement as representing this period in American history.

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