Friday, July 9, 2010
Raining Outside? Consider a Visit to GCV!
Don't believe me? Here are but a few reasons to visit in the rain:
1)The village is operational even when it rains.
2) Although the GCV is considered an open air museum, one thing to remember is that all of our exhibits are buildings. That you can go in to.
3) The museum is relatively uncrowded in the rain. If you've never been to the museum with few people in it, it's a different experience that when it is bustling with visitors. Both scenarios are fun but a rainy day provides you a chance to see the village in a quieter moment and appreciate it's beauty and stillness.
4) Because of #3, our interperters see very few people on rainy days. They are just waiting for the chance to see and speak with people-You'll have them all to yourselves for as many questions as you want. Your kids can churn butter and pound corn all day if they want to.
5) Ever thought about how cosy it is to come out of the rain into one of our buildings that has a nice fire going?
6) Our "roads" are gravel covered so you aren't likely to get very dirty, even in the rain.
7) It was not always sunny and bright in the 19th century. A visit on a rainy day gives you one more way to envision life in the 19th century.
Have I convinced you yet? The next time you're looking for something to do on a rainy day, don't rule out the museum-grab an umbrella or a raincoat and head on over!