Great day for a walk in McCrory Gardens to take a few pictures.
Christmas Trees 2021
Every year, the Stuhr Museum in Grand Island, Nebraska and the Hasting Museum allows individuals and organizations to decorate and display a Christmas Tree in their museums. Below is a dozen of these trees.
Museum of World Treasures
The Museum of World Treasure is located in Wichita, Kansas. It contain artifacts from ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt. Their military exhibits dates from the Civil War to the fall of the Berlin Wall. As you enter the museum, T-Rex Ivan welcomes you.
Head up the stairs you are greeted by a suit of armour.
One of my goals when I visit a museum is to capture patterns, and ancient pottery works contains the most interesting designs. Along with rock formations.
The military exhibit contained the normal items you see at most exhibits, but it did have original letters written from that period of time. By today’s standards, these handwriting is a work of art. So, I wonder if the kids today did not know what the U.S. Constitution says, because the can no longer read it.
In a corner, where most people would miss seeing the display, are two tapestries. These were the most beautiful items on display at the museum.
The Leaves of Fall
How can something dying be so glorious?
In October 2020, I went on an adventure to take picture of Fall. Since, I haven’t traveled outside the State in 2020 the pictures were taken at local parks. I have figured out why people love Fall so much, it is the colors. Green, Red, Oranges, and browns. The most difficult decision is: What pictures to include in the blog?
Christmas Trees at Hastings Musuem 2019
Another late post, but here are a few of the trees found at the Hastungs museum. The most interesting tree, beside the bead tree was the tractor tree.
Christmas Trees at Stuhr Museum 2019
Okay, I know this post is a little late, but here are a few, interesting Christmas trees at the Stuhr Museum.
Old Cowtown is located in Wichita, Kansas. They have relocated some of the old buildings that were built around Wichita to this museum. It is located next to the Arkansas River on Museum Boulevard. Across the street is the Botanical Gardens, which is worth a visit.
Settlers used to live in houses that were small, but it suited their needs.
They packed their wagons and move to Kansas. I think they were trying to get out of the over grown city in the East and the mosquitoes in the South.
Every town had a church. But, in the South every town seemed to have a Baptist Church, a Catholic Church, and a Methodist Church. Which were usually across the street from each other.
I made a friend while visiting Old Cowtown.
At noon, there was a fight on the street of the town. A couple was robbed. The wife took the husband gun and shot the robber. The wife went home, the robber was okay, and the husband went to the saloon.
Outside to town, there was a farm. They even had a lazy cow. She was eating laying down.
The Bead Tree
This tree at the Hasting Museum, which they hid down in the “basement” had the most interesting ornaments of any of the other trees. The ornaments were either decorated or made from beads.
I do not need another craft, especially one that requires handling tiny beads and thin wires. The Midwest Beaders should be proud of their beautiful work.
Festival of Trees
For the past 36 years, the Hasting Museum in Nebraska has hosted a Festival of Trees event where schools and organization decorate trees to displays. Below are a few of the trees.