When the temps are in the 100′s and you have a little one, you need to head for a cool place to hang out and have fun.
The Arizona Historical Society is the perfect destination. A wonderful museum filled with Tucson history and a second floor designed for hands-on action with the exhibits. Mia and I have been visiting here for about four years.
On the first floor is a mining exhibit. Kids can try their luck scooping up the gravel.
After that it’s heading to the second floor to have fun with the hands-on exhibits.
There’s a bedroom recreated with a cradle and baby. Mia loves to cuddle this little one and rock her to sleep.
After the baby it was time to grind some corn to fix some chow. There are several metates throughout the exhibit for the kids to use. These were used by the Native Americans to grind their grains.
Time to bake some bread in a horno oven. I have always wanted one of these in my backyard. Love the way they look. It never ceases to amaze me the delicious breads, cookies and pies that come out of these oven. There are no temperature gauges, it’s all based on experience.
Woman needs to do her chores before she prepares dinner. Time to sweep the dirt floors. There was no downtime in the old days. Come to think of it there are many days when there’s little time now!
There are plenty of spices available to make a tasty dinner.
After dinner it’s time to do the ironing. I remember when she was too little to lift one of these irons. Why do they have to grow up so fast?
You can’t have a display of life on the frontier without the outhouse and the cornhusks. As the saying goes, we have come a long way baby!
The Mercantile is stocked with just about anything you would need in the 1800’s.
There’s also another display of Native American life and it comes with a little one too. We use to play kidnap with this baby. We have a blast when we visit this place. So many things to do.
Time to say good-bye. Mia wanted to be part of this blog today and she needed to strike one more pose, her heading on home picture. Hope the oxen didn’t drop anything on her little feet.
If you have children or grandchildren, I encourage you to take a few hours and visit the Arizona Historical Society. Park in the garage a few blocks West of the museum and get your parking ticket validated. It will make for a fun and educational afternoon. Please let me know how you and your family enjoy it?