Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Heritage Festival & Home Tour! Part 2

Hello and welcome back for part 2! Also on the grounds of this historic property is what's called the Village at Boone Junction. The buildings were relocated here to the grounds and are arranged so that they form a little village, a  village of historic homes native to Boone County.
So the first building is this Log Cabin, built in 1821 by David Gordon, Sr., the cabin is said to have served as the family's temporary quarters while the large plantation style house was built. The cabin served later as slave quarters and the home of hired laborers.

Furnished with authentic period collectibles and artifacts necessary to prosper in frontier life.
(The little booklet you see on the table is my source of information for this post and the Part 1 post.)

Below is the Ryland House, built in 1890 by Wm. Ryland. This charming  800 sq. foot Cottage Victorian style farm house has only 3 rooms...

and a beautifully carved pendant on the corner of this hipped roof...

and this wonderful gable sunburst!  As you can tell by the first photo this house is still undergoing restoration.

Below is a "Shotgun" style home built in 1911 by Luther McQuitty, an early black contractor and realtor in Boone County. This style of house is so named because a shot fired from a shotgun at the front door could reach the back door without ever touching a wall. This house is undergoing restoration also.

A peek inside and you will find lots of studs and two lovely ladies enjoying some fruit and pastries. Yum!

And as of now, this is the last building in the village (more are in the works). It is a country landmark called the Easley Store. Three generations of the Easley family provided services to the Easley community for 100 years. It was built in 1890 by Wm. Easley on the banks of the Missouri River.

The interior has been completely refurbished, reminding folks of days when shopping meant picking up all of your essentials, along with the mail, in one location.
Look at this sweet young gal, doesn't she look like a china doll sitting there in her period clothing?

Below is a photo of the Walters Boone County Museum (also on the grounds). Inside the museum are several exhibits. Being changed out from time to time. Photo from the museums website.

Below is one of my favorite exhibits in the museum. It is not antique by any means, but so beautiful. It was donated from the family of a deceased dollhouse collector and boy did she do dollhouses up right! Whew!
It is housed inside this huge glass case so it's kind of hard to see the wonderful detail.

And this photo definitely does not do the interiors any justice. I wish you could see ALL of the wonderful miniatures in here. Everything is very Victorian! Right up my alley!
To the right, attached to the house, is a cute little greenhouse.

And moving on, I found a parlor exhibit with these modern day Victorian ladies (in not so Victorian chairs) enjoying their tea in those tea cups just like the one's in the parlor of the big house that I wanted to turn over to check the marking! Can you believe that? Ignore the football player in the background, he's not Victorian either!

A neat oil painting in a gorgeous huge frame!

And another of a little girl...

And a big shadow box frame with a hair wreath in it. Love those things! It used to be in the big house but for some reason was taken out and hung here in this museum. I liked it better in the house.

On the grounds, brought in for the festival is an old buckboard...

A cute little gypsy looking wagon set up with some handmade rugs for sale...
Isn't the crow cute?

Another buckboard...

Below is Professor Farquar and his Medicine Man Show...

And a couple of gentlemen showing bread making and baking demos...

Indian fashions for sale...

And if anyone needs a chair seat recaned, here's your man...

Well that is it for my pictures of the festival, of course there was a lot more there that I didn't cover, but I think you get the idea. As always, thanks for visiting and I would love to hear from you.


  1. This is the kind of festical that I really enjoy, Gina. Thanks for taking us along. We have 2 pilgriage tours where we live where they open up antebellum houses for tours with the tour guides wearing period southern belle costumes. I bet you'll enjoy that too....Christine

  2. This looks like so much fun Gina! I love tours like these that allow one to step back in time. I'm so happy to see that they're doing lots of work to restore and maintain the properties. To quote Martha "It's a good thing" So they will be enjoyed for many years to come. I love all the details on the Ryland cottage! And I'd love to take that hair wreath home with me...Wouldn't you? *winks*
    And about your comment on my blog about the funny stuff? I wonder if you're somehow linked to my comments? I haven't heard this from anyone else, but it has happened to me before and it did become a little annoying to keep having responses pop up. I can't remember what I did to stop them? I'll get back to you if I figure it out. Vanna

  3. Yeppers I think you must be subscribed to post comments. I just clicked yours so I can see how to "Unsubscribe" V

  4. Wow Gina that is a great place... thanks for sharing it with all of us! Have a great weekend!


  5. I love these types of outings. I chuckled at the football player poster behind the vintage dressed ladies. People must have spent a lot on framing of the pictures back then. Lovely paintings.
    The three room Victorian home is all Steve and I need. AAhhh the breadmaking would be something I would like and the chair caning. Thank you for the tour - enjoyed it much!

  6. Gina,
    Forgive me for taking so much time to comment here. I am now on vacation and playing catch up.
    This is such a great post filled with so much historical goodies!

    I adore the cute little cottage that is being restored BIT my favorite is the Doll House!! Stunning!

    I will be decorating the outside of my doll house, Nelson Crest, for Halloween and posting it soon.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and always leaving such nice comments!