Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Monday, September 10, 2018

Unexpected gems

8 August 2018

One of the great things about traveling in an RV is finding interesting places along the road you did not know existed.  As we continued to travel south in Indiana on US 31, we saw a sign for the Fulton County Historical Society Museum.  To be honest it did not look like much at first but there was a round barn and other buildings on the site, so we decided to stop and have a look.   The displays in the building consists of materials donated by people living in the county and the city of Rochester, IN.

As you walk thru the inside exhibits, you quickly become aware of the things that the residents felt was worth preserving for future generations.  In the various sections you can see what life was in the not so distant past. 

The out buildings including an original round barn provide an insight into rural life from the late 1800’s on. There are a number of festivals and reenactments during the year.
If you on in the area, it is well worth the visit.


Jim and Sandie said...

Love it when we run across unexpected treasures. Sometimes those local museums are amazing.

Erin Erkun said...

Finding unexpected gems is what travel is all about.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

I think some of the best gems I've run into on the road are the people I've been lucky to meet. In mere minutes they become like old friends. :c)

Gypsy said...

I always loved the unexpected little places in that area of the country. Amazingly (or maybe not), the museums have things I can remember seeing in the area my Grandparents lived in. As well as probably a few things from my very young childhood!

I don't know why, but when I saw the photos of the round barns I thought of an old saying I heard eons ago, "Run to the roundhouse Nellie, he can't corner you there!"