Sunday, December 8, 2013

Continuing my trip to the Butler County Museum

As I promised in yesterday's post, we are back at the Butler County Historical Society Museum.

We've now left the gift shop behind and passed through a door to a room that greets you with overwhelming stuffed animals in a semi-natural setting.

You can barely see the door we passed through that is directly behind my friend Sally, who I managed to cut off.  Of course, I was really interested in the pelts they showed.

I was rather saddened that animals had to die in order to be in this exhibit, but I suppose that's the nature of the beast.

More wildlife was featured, this time in photos and descriptions.

Next came the flora native to Kansas.

An overview of the wall as we work our way to the corner.

Next came rock and pottery shards, along with native arrowheads.  This all led to

this sign that showed how the Tallgrass Prairie was eventually replaced with new technology.

When I took this photo, I wasn't sure anyone would be able to read it, since I was so used to my old camera.  I was thrilled when I could read ever word.  Feel free to enlarge these photos.

I have about a thousand more photos (OK, that's a slight exaggeration), but I will save them for another day.  At this rate, I'll show them all by 2016!

4 thoughtful remarks:

Craftymoose Crafts said...

The arrowheads and pottery shards always interest me. It seems amazing that they can date & determine the use of such small pieces.

Nan G said...

Looks like a very interesting place. Thanks for sharing. I'm off to catch up on your blogging. Hugs

Vicki Miller said...

Wow elizabeth, this looks wonderful. lots of inspiration there. Enough to fill two posts! Thanks for dropping by, I nearly missed these posts as bloglovin did not send me anything over the weekend.

Rita said...

Seems like the older I get the harder it is for me to look at dead animals--heads, skins, whatever. But the rest is cool. ;)