Katherine was interested in watching the horses work a machine that cracked corn.
Both girls were more than happy to pump water at the yard pump.
Then it was time for a tractor ride back to the 1875 town. We wandered through a church, doctor's office, blacksmith, lawyer's office, and assorted other businesses. The school, of course, was the girls' favorite!
We also toured several houses, of various levels of affluence. These were all fully furnished and just fascinating to poke around in.
Granny offered to buy each of the girls something at the museum store. Katherine deliberated a long time and finally chose a slate and chalk, so she and Rae could play one-room school. Rachel had spied a set of McGuffy readers in the school and wanted to take them home with her then and there. We managed to talk her out of that, but when she saw the same readers for sale in the gift shop, she was insistent that we buy one. She wants so much to be big! Once we climbed back into the car for the long journey home, Rae sat looking through her new book. Until sleep overcame her, that is.