We spent a wonderful long weekend being able to experience much of the Indiana State History that we had studied this past semester. So much easier to plan field trips for state history than when studying ancient Rome!
The trip started with a tour of the Levi Coffin Home. He was "President of the Underground Railroad" and helped as many 2,000 slaves and kidnapped freemen find freedom.
This is the bell that Levi's wife, Aunt Katie, would ring to call Levi home if their were slave hunters about. I want one (the bell, not slave hunters)!!
Heidi and Brigitta are sitting in the tiny, hidden space under the eaves where the Coffins would hide their "guests" from slave hunters.
And here are the cuties again in an adorably unscripted moment at lunch.
We drove on to the Whitewater Canal State Historic Site. We toured the operating gristmill in this quaint town. We planned to ride the horse-drawn canal boats, but an approaching thunderstorm nixed that idea.
We drove three more hours to get to Grandma Nan's where we would bunk for the rest of the weekend. The history adventure had just begun...