Sunday, September 30, 2012

Bloomsburg Fair 2012

The sign that has been hanging there for many, many years.

The poultry exhibit, featuring one big chicken!

The newly installed skyride... 
and what people do best at the fair, pictured below!

The Bloomsburg Fair returned this year after having to cancel last year due to the flooding of September 2011. It was a beautiful day last Sunday to take in the fair on it's second day! The sights, the smells, the food! I love Bloomsburg in the fall!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Around the Farm Museum, The Final Chapter

Last in a series of pictures from the Farm Museum.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Around the Farm Museum, Part II

More of the details that can be found around the Farm Museum.


Monday, September 17, 2012

Around the Farm Museum

Some views of the details around the Bradford County Farm Museum.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Farm Museum Buildings

The Sugar Shack was originally operated on a family farm. Inside you can see the original items used for gathering sap and making it into syrup, including wooden buckets, tapping equipment, and a large vat for boiling down the sap.

The Gregory Inn was build in 1822 to serve as a stopping place for stagecoach travelers between Williamsport, Pa and Elmira, NY, or from Athens, PA to Wellsboro, PA. It displays a number of women's items from the 1800's including sewing machines, and clothing and quilts. It served as a stop on the Underground Railroad in the mid 1800's. The nearby herb garden represents the herbs used for cooking and dyes.

The Carriage House was moved from the Troy Fairgrounds, where it sat for many years as a gathering spot and housed displays inside. Currently the Carriage House is home to over 50 carriages, sleighs, and wagons.

The  Little Children's Church was transformed from a chicken coop into a church by a group of children in the 1930's. It  contains many of the original furnishings.

Visit the Bradford County Heritage Association for more information about these unique building.

Monday, September 10, 2012

A Closer Look...

The oxen drawn sled with a huge vat for collecting sap in the winter...

A silhouette of the bell on top of the School House....

And the benches on the front porch of the Gregory Inn....

....Some details from the buildings at the Troy Farm Museum.