Wednesday, June 15, 2011

More Mini-Americana

More pictures from Henry Moore's Barn Museum!  This time I'm posting about the rest of the 2-story display, including this display of friendly fillies.....
Shae & Paige, age 8

Before he spent hours and hours cutting and building mini-Americana, Henry Moore spent hours and hours visiting and researching real sites from American history.  I forget the name of this village in Illinois (it wasn't Springfield), but it was Abe Lincoln's boyhood home.
I love the split rail fence!
A Lousiana plantation in Georgia was probably the "fanciest" of all his displays.
A typical Iowa town in the late 1800s was full of details.  I like the telephone poles/wires.  I took more pictures of this town, but it would take up another blog post!
Mr. Moore paid close attention to the details of farming.  I kept thinking, "I wish my dad could see this!"  Dad, hope you get a chance to see this posting, anyway!
Moore's depiction of the Amana colonies is so historically accurate, he was commissioned to make a display for a museum in Germany.  I saw pictures of Mr. & Mrs. Moore traveling to Germany to see their work on display.  Very impressive!

Moore visited a California logging community and built this reproduction of it.  He measured and cut each log to proportion...
in addition to these pallets and shingles.  Lots of work!!
See the 2 cuties in the back?
Once again, I will state our family's recommendation that you go and visit Henry Moore's Mini Americana Barn Museum in South Amana, Iowa.  It is inexpensive, educational, and fun for all ages!  People from all over the world (including Potosi now;) have visited!
For inquire, please, of bygone ages, and consider what the fathers have searched out. For we are but of yesterday and know nothing, for our days on earth are a shadow. Will they not teach you and tell you and utter words out of their understanding?--Job 8:8-10 ESV


Blogger Astrid in Bristling Acres said...

Wow! I'm pretty sure I would never have the patience to build something like that! Those miniature buildings/set-ups are amazing!

June 15, 2011 at 7:05 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

I know. When his son told us how he measured every little piece, even the shingles, it blew me away!

June 15, 2011 at 3:01 PM  

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