Yesterday the John and I took the kids to Greenfield Village. We go almost every weekend during the summer whether I am working a session or not. Memorial Day weekend is by far my favorite weekend there! It’s Civil War Remembrance Days. Re-enactors from all over come to set up camp and participate in act ivies that teach the visitors about the Civil War…such an important time in our history. If you live in Michigan or in the mid-west, Greenfield Village is a must see on Memorial Day weekend! We are looking forward to the display they have set up in the museum as well!
From The Henry Ford’s website:
A time to reflect. A time to celebrate. Greenfield Village’s most treasured signature event. Memorial Day weekend is filled with high emotions and vivid experiences as we honor veterans who fought and died to preserve our nation’s freedom. More than 450 military re-enactors create an authentic Civil War encampment for an observance filled with parades, artillery demonstrations and heartfelt 19th-century music. Kick off summer with a gathering that is reverent, reflective and triumphant.
Here are the photos I took as we walked around and submerged ourselves into this history of our country. I decided the best way to view them was to add a treatment to them to give them the appearance of old photos from that era. I took a photo journalistic view of the events of Greenfield Village yesterday morning. I wish we could have stayed a few hours longer to see the artillery exhibition in Walnut Grove, but the kids were ready to go home and nap. I threw in a couple of the kids (just snapshots really as I didn’t bother with placing them in correct light). We just love The Village! It’s my favorite place to go with my own kids as well as with clients for their portrait sessions! There are so many places to go and so many different textures. It’s a treasure trove to me as a photographer.
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think. Tell me about your visits to Greenfield Village or The Henry Ford Museum.
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