Tuesday, May 29

By Her Request...Part II

We also went to the NC History Museum, which is just across a plaza from the Nature Museum. The top photo is a Model T Ford.

This is a Phaeton Carriage.

This "juke box" allowed anyone to call up and play (by touching the keyboard on the computer screen) any number of songs, from popular hits to classical pieces such as "Ode to Joy". That is my just turned 11 year-old grandaughter; her twin brother is attending the Star Wars Convention in Los Angeles this weekend. He was taken there by his aunt, my other daughter, who is probably the best aunt any kids ever had! I hope to have photos from that to show you soon.

This is a room set-up to look like an early kitchen. I am sure many of you will see things you remember!

This is an exhibit of patent medicines from around and shortly after the turn of the century.

Here is my favorite exhibit: an old soda fountain. It was in a room set up to look like an early drug store. It reminded me of one in my home town when I was a child, and brings back so many memories. every time I had to go to the dentist when I was little, my mom would treat me to a visit to Scott's Drug Store for a milkshake. It isn't any wonder that I have good memories of it!

Below is a showcase from the drug store, showing hair and personal products of the time.

The three of us had been to both museums many times, but there is always something new to see. It is a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon (especially since admission is free then)!


Catherine said...

I've always thought it odd that Americans bought sodas at a drug store. Wouldn't you think that you'd buy drugs at a drug store? As for the early kitchen, I certainly remember cook books (remember books?) - and lemons - and Colman's mustard.
Here from Michele's

Diane Mandy said...

I have yet to get down to the NC History Museum and it's only a few miles from my house. These photos will inspire me to get there soon!

Joy Des Jardins said...

I love museums...and I know I'd love this one. What great stuff.

raehan said...

That looks like a great local history museum. I used to work at one.

craziequeen said...

Hey Judy, there are some excellent pictures here. I do like the one of your granddaughter at the jukebox, trying to make up her mind! :-)

Now, I know you didn't ask me anything specifically at my weekend Q&A session, but I thought your comment warranted a response, so please feel free to come over and see my reply.


Awareness said...

Hi Judy.....i have been remiss and haven't visited your blog and others for a while....so am catching up!

Love the photos.....and LOVE museums. My son especially is a little sponge when we visit one.

And, I love your photos of the flowers too.

take care.

Bob-kat said...

I've just read back to your last post too to get the whole picture so to speak adn it sounds like a fabulous day out. I love museums, they are a great place to while away some time!

I have seen the soda fountains in films on TV, but being from the UK I have never seen one myself. My mum tells me we had something similar but it wasn't called a drug store.

Peter said...

Two very interesting posts Judy, thanks.

Beverly said...

I LOVE the drugstore. My mother worked behind the counter at a drug store in Bradenton. She was there all the time I was growing up. I have so many fond memories of those days.

We really are from the same era...I love the juke box too. I need to post more of my pictures from the historical park.

dakotablueeyes said...

okay so now I'm making plans to go to a museum lol Love the car pics

utenzi said...

I recognized the lemons, Judy--but not much else. I guess I was born too late. (and too far north as well)

Kristi said...

Great photos, Judy! I love that early kitchen. I would love an antique stove just like the one you photographed.

Anna said...

I am going to have to take the kids there when they visit my parents Judy...they may have already taken them!

Claude said...

Thanks for the visit!