We arrived at the village with our friends Nancy and Maynard shortly after opening about 9:30 sporting our best walking shoes, plenty of water, and a bag lunch, and didn't leave until closing time at 5;;30 so it was a very full day.
One of the highlights was the Edison at Work exhibit. Edison's workshop featured how he made light bulbs and a demonstration of how the first recording was made. Ford and Edison were good friends and colleagues. Ford build a lab for Edison at Edison's vacation home in Florida and later built him a better one at Greenfield Village.
A whole section was devoted to Farming and Ford's Soybean Lab. For was a little ahead of his time developing products from soybeans. At one point he was working on a soybean type latex but the project was put on hold.
I particularly enjoyed the Susquehanna Plantation. There was a garden and also a tobacco field. The program of the day featured stories of slave narratives of "How I Got Over". Below is a re enactment of the the Bear and Rabbit stories.
Through out the park there are horse drawn carriages pulled by these beautiful horses. They stopped by us to get a drink.
There is a whole lot more to Greenfield Village and it is a great place for families. If you are in the area make lots of time.
Our time in the Detroit area is ending and we will be leaving early in the morning (Saturday) for Jefferson, Ohio and hopefully some rest. It's hard work being a full time tourist!!