We have been spending a lot of time talking about westward expansion and life in the old west and civil war. Our field trip was to a historical site where we could learn more about how life was back then.
We took an awesome ride on a train to get there
"this place is great!"
"look mom, no seatbelts"
We then went inside the Mormon Battalion Historic Site
We watched a very well done presentation about moving west and what life was like.
We tried on historic clothing
Learned about brick making, a skill they brought out west.
Panned for gold(think Sutter's Mill and the 49'ers)
learned how to pump water from a well
After that we had a light lunch and took the train home....what a great day! We are so thankful to live in this modern day with all the wonderful freedoms we have and nothing drove that home more than seeing people living the simplest lives.