Monday, May 13, 2013

Iowa - Pella Miniature Museum & Historical Village - 4/22/2013

Our previous post covered the Vermeer Windmill in Pella.  The windmill is part of a museum complex that also includes a Miniature Village and a full scale Historical Village.  That is what this post is all about.

The miniature village was a real surprise.  We didn't know it existed and certainly didn't expect anything this large of of this quality.

Now we move out to the full-sized displays of historical buildings.  The builders of this cabin are unknown but it is a pre-1847 vintage home that was lived in until 1936.

The photo shows some of the buildings that make up the Historical Village.

The yellow house to the right is Wyatt Earp's former home.

Sigrid wasn't quite tall enough to be comfortable and she had the short hole.

The wood working shop.

Inside photos of the Earp home.  They had a number of family photos and articles inside.

Back to downtown Pella.

On our way out of town, we stopped at the Scholte House. It was already closed for the day, but Sigrid and Edel enjoyed the grounds around the house.

We will spend the night in Grinnell, IA and then move on to the Amana Colonies in the morning.

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