Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Living History Museums for $1,000, Please

Could we possibly visit more of these? In the past twelve months alone we've been to Plimoth Plantation, Williamsburg, and the Ozark Folk Center, and, if it hadn't been for lack of time, we would have toured one in St. Augustine, FL). Why, yes, we can do more, so let's...
Living History Museums for $100, please Alex.
Mr Trebek: It was a cold, windy day when the Gatlins were able to visit this largest outdoor living history museum in the Northeast. (and with a mere 6 weeks left in the area, they learned that the annual family passes at this museum are 1/2 price for active duty military!)

What is Old Sturbridge Village?

Mr Trebek: Correct
Living History Museums for $200, please Alex.
Mr. Trebek: These popular games were played by children in the early to mid 1800's, and enjoyed just as much by the Gatlin children. In fact, they wanted to stay here and play.

What are Les Graces
and Hoops?

Mr Trebek: Correct
Living History Museums for $300, please Alex.
Mr Trebek: The girl in this picture is working in a horse powered mill to make this common winter beverage. Though fermented, this drink would not have been identified as 'hard' since there was no other alternative. It was drunk by people of all ages, and, because of the fermentation, was cleaner than most of the water would have been.
What is apple cider?
Mr Trebek: Correct

Living History Museums for $400, Alex.
Mr. Trebek: In the shop in the background you will find this man who is working on a mulling iron which will be used to make mulled apple cider. (yummmm...mulled apple cider--you can try some at Bullard Tavern if you'd like)

Who is the blacksmith?
Mr. Trebek: Correct!

Living History Museums for $500, Alex
Mr. Trebek: It's the Daily Double! You have $1,000, what will you wager?

Ummm, I'll bet all of it.
Mr Trebek: Okay, for $1,000, a true Daily Double, here's the answer. A family of six just rode the stagecoach (at the insistence of the youngest family member). They took a 5 minute ride around the town. The stagecoach above would have normally held this many passengers on a 12-15 hour journey.
What is nine passengers?

Correct! And now for Final Jeopardy. The category is, well, what do you know, Old Sturbridge Village! Here's the answer: These children had a wonderful day exploring and pretending at Old Sturbridge Village during the museum's Apple Days in early October. (cue the music, please, if only in your mind)

Who are Riley,

Mary Beth,

and Lucy?Congratulations! You're our new champion! What are you going to do now?
I'm going to Disney World!!!

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