Day Four: Exploring the Grounds
Who Likes Ice Cream?Melody told me how good the ice cream is here on the museum grounds. She was not wrong! It’s fabulous!
During the Expo they also made Oreo, blueberry, strawberry, and chocolate. Which flavor would you have liked best?
Then we were off to explore the reconstructed, reproduction demonstration buildings in the woods. Our first stop was Sudlow Station.
There is a 9hp Parmaco engine and pump inside, but the lighting wasn't quite right for a good picture.
Close by is the Aaron Nagy Eclipse Exhibit. It shows how oil was pumped.
Check out the phone! It was smart back in the day. You connected to the operator first - perhaps one named Sarah (like SIRI). She would know everything going on in town and could connect you to almost everyone.
This is the Aaron Nagy Pumping Power exhibit.
These buildings were set up like they would have been back when the engines were in daily use. They had an office and loft for sleeping so the maintainers could easily record, repair, and report activity.
This is the creek that runs around the grounds. This year it ran through the grounds too. Lots of rain and some natural blockages in the creek made the water find another path to flow.
This was my last day at Coolspring (I hope to come back again in the future, but will have to wait for my turn). We stayed one more night then packed up an headed home in the morning. Come back to see where we stopped on the way home.
Note: If you click the links above you will go to the main exhibits page. Scroll down to the building mentioned and click tour for more information on the exhibit.