Big Ivy Historic Park in Barnardsville, NC.
Big Ivy Historic Park in Barnardsville, NC #2
Click on these two links and it will take you to the home page's for this lovely area, and you can read and see all about the original family who built this home and all the other out buildings, and so very much more.
Bob and I had the pleasure to go to this lovely place in Barnardsville NC this past Saturday. Our sweet friends Cleave and Teresa are part of an organization called "Sons of Confederate Veterans". Cleave, while doing his family tree research, discovered that he had ancestors who served in the civil war. How interesting and wonderful to have been able to trace your ancestry back so very far.
Cleave and Teresa
Well any way, Cleave and Teresa invited Bob and I to come over Saturday and visit at the 3rd annual Heritage Day Festival. What fun it was, and what lovely, old fashioned, original, and period things we got to see, such as, buildings, furniture, cooking, clothing, food samplings, ways that women did things back then,and even a small civil war dressed/re-enacting troop, combined with displays all over the grounds of how the civil war troops lived, ate, slept, and traveled. It was so wonderful to be able to walk around, and actually see, touch and taste, things from a by-gone era.
Something else that truly touched my heart, was how this group brings such an honesty to what they do especially in regards to the telling about how so many wonderful men and women from the black community were also involved in the civil war. There was, nor is there any ignorant nor racist talking, actions, or anything else concerning the history and heritage of the black community from those by gone days. Their history and heritage were and are, also honored in a most respectful and appreciated way.
It is nice to see that as an American people we have come so very far. Every one's southern heritage is respected and honored.
Here are some picture's that I took on Saturday. I hope you enjoy a little trip through the past. I did.!
Lovely period dressed ladies and a soldier.
Even all the little one's were dressed in period clothing.
A replica soldiers camp.
Rear view of a soldiers uniform.
Inside the Carson Home.
Looking out from the front porch.
Outside of the Kitchen cabin.
Inside the kitchen cabin. This young lady had spent two days cooking "real" bear stew. I tried it....unless you had been told it was bear......you would have thought it was a beef roast. Seriously, and it was wonderful to boot. She then told us just how to cook bear stew to taste just like this. I was amazed.
This sweet lady was showing exactly how real butter was made back the the civil war days.
Another view of the civil war troop camp.
Picture just after the cannon had been fired.
This sweet little lady was demonstrating just how the women would make the men a "Cot Quilt". She was so sweet, and had the sweetest little voice I've ever heard. She explained everything about the cot quilts and their importance to the soldiers.
Just a lovely view of the roof top of the kitchen cabin. I think even the wood shingles and stone chimney are so beautiful, so simple, so serene and strong to have lasted so very long.
Backside view of the main home cabin for the Carson Family.
Just a pretty window on the front porch of the Carson home.
What a simple and lovely little chair. I can almost imagine Mrs. Carson sitting their, doing one of many a daily chore, while watching little one's play about in the yard.
A reenacting couple just taking a break in the shade. Something I'm sure that Mr. and Mrs. Carson had done time and time again.
Closer view of the cannons.
Steps leading down into the spring house.
Water bucket inside the spring house.
My cute hubby trying to encourage me to either hurry up or stop taking so many picture's. Yeah...that didn't happen...LOL!
A real live little girl, taking a nap in her handmade wooden wagon, just after she had eaten lunch. That was just precious.
Pretty flowers on display in a handmade tree bark hanging basket. Oh my. I want one of those. I just love it.!!!
One corner of the kitchen cabin, just to the left of the fireplace, as your facing the fireplace.
One of the many soldier re-en actors, using genuine style tin plate, going to the tent to get his lunch. LUV THAT!!!
I hope you enjoyed this little trip back into the past. I loved it. You should go some time.
Have a lovely day, and may God bless your day with His best for your life. He most certainly has mine.!
Love & Prayers,
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