Sorry, not quilty news in this blog!
Last week we flew to Virginia. It's a beautiful part of the country far from Oregon where we are living now. But, what better place to learn about history than visiting a National Historic Site - Yorktown Battlefield and Settlement.
|Sunrise over a river in the east.|
While wandering around Yorktown Settlement, we entered an antique shop and these two samplers caught my eye. They are very old and very expensive.
|A rather depressing verse!|
One of the homes, which was owned by Thomas Nelson, was open to visitors. There wasn't much furniture inside it, but there was much history. Thomas Nelson had a choice to make and he made it inside his house, built in 1730. He chose to rebel against the King and fought in the American Revolution with the Marquis de Lafayette of France. The Marquis slept in this home. I took this picture of a window because I liked the window seat and the shutters that close from the inside and fold back into the sides. All the windows in the house were like this.
We walked to the Settlement from the National Historic Park Welcome Center and Museum. Seeing places you learned about years (and decades) ago helps cement the facts in your mind after having forgotten them.
The Battle of Yorktown was the ending of the Revolutionary War, so it has a very special place in history. Here is a picture of a cannon from the museum.
You may not be too interested, but for anyone who is, George Washington's tent was in the museum and here is some information about it. It was amazing to realize that his actual tent was right there for us to see!
A quote by the Marquis de Lafayette.
It really got to us that we were at the place where our country became independent after patriots risked everything to secure freedom from the English. Of course, we are now very good friends with them!
Thanks for visiting! And thanks for everyone who voted for my quilt in the Blogger's Quilt Festival. You can still do it if you like. Here is the link. It's my "Baskets of Blue" quilt.