Anyway, yesterday was Pioneer Day at the Job Carr Cabin Museum, and here is the pictorial proof:
This is the gold-panning activity area. It's very popular with kids, mostly because there's water and sand in that trough. Lots of opportunity to get wet and be messy. And find shiny things.
This is the old-fashioned clothes-washing activity area. We also had areas for learning to churn butter, grind coffee, shuck corn, hang wallpaper (one of the many things Job did to earn a living once the population grew was hang wallpaper), and crochet.
Several areas were set up for demonstrations, as well. Besides my quilting, a weaver shared the porch with me, and under the tents we had a blacksmith and these extremely talented woodcarvers.
And our brand-new canoe display. This is a permanent exhibit, and it both tells about how Job found his land claim (by paddling along Commencement Bay in a canoe) and provides a nifty place for kids to play.
The weather was beautiful, if almost chilly. Pioneer Day was a lot of fun. I hope it was for everyone else, too.