BUILDINGS 3 & 4-
PIONEER HOME & BARN
Early settlers' home shows the basic homelife as families began claiming land.
BUILDING 5 & 6
LIFE AND TIMES
Homesteading has improved over the years. Experience home life complete with kitchen utensils, bedroom furniture, dining and parlour settings.
BUILDINGS 7 - 10
Black women and men began opening stores that catered to their own clientele. Dress making and millinery shops opened along side barber shops and shoe shine stands. Blacksmiths were also in much demand.
Begin your journey where it all began...Africa! Move to the rhythmic sounds as you enter the village where the artisans display their talents and the warriors hold their weapons, walk past the kings and queens and experience the market place.
Water was a lifeline for economic reasons as well as for linking communities. Working on the Great Lakes ships allowed Black sailors and cooks extended connections and family relationships in various waterway ports.
BUILDINGS 11- 13
SCHOOL HOUSE & CHURCH
THE DOLL HOUSE & BLACK MEMORABILIA
First and foremost was the need to educate and worship. Visit the one-room schoolhouse and take time to mediate on the blessings of life in the church.
Be amazed by the collection of dolls and memorabilia. Utterly amazing! and so much more.