I had a great time today at one of my favorite places, Herkimer County Historical Society. I was there with my husband Steven, sister Cheryl, niece Kimi, great nephew Sheppie and great niece Evie. We were helping Sheppie solve the History Mystery.
Sheppie was given a pencil (he picked a green one, my favorite color!), clipboard and paper. He had to look at various displays and answer questions. We helped him write the answers, either by spelling the word while he wrote it or writing it in for him. It took a while, because we were having fun looking at all the displays, not just the ones that held the answers.
We explained to Sheppie what a typewriter was. I’ll have to haul one of my collection out for him to play with one day.
The mystery took us upstairs. I always stop and admire the woodwork, but Sheppie was more interested in getting up those stairs and finding more answers.
We admired the displays in the hall before spending some time in the dollhouse room.
I was delighted to introduce Sheppie, Evie and Kim to the historic society. Cheryl and of course Steven have been there with me before. What a wonderful source of education and entertainment! If you have never delved into local history, I highly recommend you make a visit to your nearest historical society.
Herkimer County Historical Society is located at 400 and 406 N. Main St., Herkimer, NY, phone number 315-866-6413. They are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.