We don’t often get the opportunity to experience first-hand what life was like 150 years ago. Luckily, there were historians who realized that importance of teaching future generations about our country’s history. These historic villages in the southern United States offer guests a glimpse into America’s past.
American Village: Alabama
At this historic site visitors can take a step back into American history to discover the path that was taken toward America’s journey for independence. All of the building on the campus are creations inspired by other historical landmarks in American History. The campus includes Washing Hall, The Colonial Chapel, a Colonial Courthouse, a full-sized copy of the Oval office, the National Veterans Shrine and Register of Honor, which has been built as a dedication to the men and women who have served the United States in the Armed Forces.
In the 1800s this port on the Black River was one of the chief shipping and distribution ports in northern Arkansas. The Powhatan Historic State Park is one of many historic sites that exists within Arkansas state parks system of 52 parks and museums. The site is home to the 1888 courthouse, a historic Powhatan Jail, the Male and Female Academy that was built in the late 1800’s, a two-room school house, as well as a historic ferry and steamboat landing that once served the river traffic that traveled into town.
Historic Westville: Georgia
This quaint town in Georgia provides a living history by showcasing ways in which we view the past and its significance to our understanding of our present society. Through exhibition, demonstration, and hands-on opportunities the museum provides guests with unique opportunities. Nearly a century of life has been preserved in this town, including historically significant buildings that have been moved from other locations to take part in telling this slice of American history. In the village guests have the opportunity to experience life in the 1850s and to learn about the way the region functioned prior to the mechanization of the late 19th century.
Har-Ber Village: Oklahoma
This pioneer-era village and museum have been re-created along the shores of Oklahoma’s Grand Lake O’ the Cherokee. Visitors to this beautiful site have the opportunity to take a self-guided stroll through the village and to experience the historic buildings, antiques, and memorabilia. The exhibits represent a mix of antiques, collectibles, and reproductions that give visitors a sense of what life was like in the mid-1800s in this area of the country.
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