Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Historic White Pine VIllage

This s the second part of our day trip to Ludington, Michigan. We stopped at the Historic White Pine Village run by the Mason County Historical Society. My husband and I are both history and antique nuts, so we knew this would be right up our alley. We weren't disappointed. Situated on a beautiful setting of 13 acres overlooking a valley, the village hosts 30 buildings/sites depicting the history of Mason County.
We chose to go on a weekday expecting it to be quiet. We were looking forward to soaking up all of the history. Little did we know that there would be school buses in the parking lot and over 200 kids in the village. Much to our surprise and delight they were all well supervised and well behaved. And because they were there each building had a friendly volunteer present ready to answer any questions and fill our head with tidbits of the past.
White Pine Village is a dog friendly place, as long they as leashed, and even allows the dogs to enter the buildings. Teddy received all the attention he could handle with little hands "pawing" all over him. He loved every minute.
The following are just a few of the buildings, all of which are open and filled with whatever antiques pertain to that particular business or residence, many have been moved from their site complete with their furnishings.

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Margaret Duarte said...

Hi Jane Marie. Lovely photos of lovely historic White Pine Village. Being farmers, we don't get out much, let alone travel all the way to Michigan. That's why I love seeing the photos and commentary you shared. It's almost like being there. Thank you.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a charming town! I love history, and this would be a fun place to visit. Glad you got to go there! :-)