Riley Lockhouse Tour
The Girl Scouts will take you for a tour of Riley's Lockhouse Saturdays and Sundays between 1 and 4. It runs during the months of March through November. They will probably offer you some crackers with freshly churned butter and invite you inside.
Believe it or not, these two beds (parents on the right) plus the one kid's bed not shown were for sleeping a family with nine kids! The design on the parent's bedspread was a nine-square, one per child.
Each bedroom, the kids' and the parents', has their own bathroom. Besides the sink and mirror, the chamber pot was kept nearby.
The family bible is kept upstairs in the parents room, on their dressing table. It's opened to Exodus XXIX.
Downstairs, in the parlor, this Girl Scout demonstrates the use of a stereoscopic viewer, the closest thing to TV they had in the 19th century. Two pictures, taken at slightly different angles, are mounted in the viewer and held up to the light for viewing.
Pictures from the parlor: the mantle, bedecked with knick-knacks, and a doll waiting for her beau to come calling.
The stove and "Pie Safe". It's not filled with pie but is more like the kitchen cupboard and spoon drawer.
The laundry and kitchen table.