Sunday, October 4, 2015

Museum of Appalachia

We managed to find a brief respite from the rain and made a run for the Museum of Appalachia, located close to the Escapee Park in Tennessee.

This museum is a living history museum, with glimpses into a former way of life as you look into each of the buildings.

These rooms look so warm and cozy to me, but there weren't many windows so things tended to look pretty dark.

Every inch of space is utilized to the max, as with this trundle bed.  I could picture the grandkids trying to push one another underneath as they slept at night.

I just love all this space!  Who would have ever thought I'd glimpse inside a tiny cabin and think such a thought.  But when you live in an RV, your perspective changes.

No museum of the Appalachia would be complete without the still.

The closet is simple and straight forward.  Hmmm, while living in an RV I do tend to hang a lot of things on the wall for storage.  Must be my pioneer blood.

This little scene with the table set and curtains at the window really spoke to me, so I had to alter it with some artistic filters to showcase it.

The Mark Twain family cabin was moved from Possum Trot TN and once served as home for his parents and some of their children.  He was born five months after they left Tennessee, so only experienced this cabin inutero.

The Daniel Boone cabin is a one room, dirt floored structure and was used by 20th Century Fox as the frontier home of Daniel Boone in the TV series for CBS called Young Dan'l Boone

And now for some Photoshop play with a couple of the images from that visit.

I enjoyed the leaves on this old mill stone.

There were an abundance of wagon wheels.

Okay, the weather was crappy that day, but this just needed a blue sky, so I poked it in.  These goats were so cute as they stood up on the steps under the roof to escape the rain.

Long Live the Queen


  1. Little House in the Mountains, huh?

  2. This post really hit the spot for me. My ancestors are mostly from Tennessee and Missouri. This house is how they all lived. I have my great-grandparents wedding original portrait (in the original frame & glass) from 1891). Before my grandfather's oldest sister (Pearl) died, I visited her & her husband (Talmadge) in a farmhouse like this. They still farmed their original land and with their original house! Everything was immaculate but very old and primitive. Yes, everything! I was amazed, and I loved it (and them). They were in their 90s and passed away not too long after I saw them. Thank you for sharing this. You made my day. Awesome pictures, all of them. Hug.

  3. truly rustic! love the goats. :)

  4. Oh my, I love all these little buildings. There is something about the history of these marvelous little homes that is very comforting. Not sure why, but I love them. Thanks for sharing these. Have a super day, hugs, Edna B.