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Western Travel - Heritage Farmstead Museum (Part Nine) - Plano, Texas - #TravelTuesday

Welcome to my weekly column #TravelTuesday featuring places I've discovered during my research trips or just wandering around in historical areas. I hope you enjoy my discoveries.

Last week we stopped in the upstairs office of the Farrell-Wilson House. Today we're visiting the boy's bedroom.

The large corner fireplace basically splits this staged room into two halves. The larger bed, furniture and toys are on the left while the smaller bed sits along the wall to the right next to the doorway.

Here's a close-up of the larger bed (with different quilt on top than the staged photograph above). The colors and patterns used throughout this room seem so much darker and more masculine. Note the striped wallpaper with its dark hues of blue and gold. If you look closely you will see a leather baseball glove and ball near the end of the bed. Keep moving to the right and you'll find a small child's desk with a kerosene lantern. A boy mannequin wears typical clothes for the period. A child's wooden game sits on the rug beside the mannequin.

Turning back to the left wall we find the older boy's toys including a massive Paper Wasp's nest (can you imagine how the mother would react to that treasure?), a bird's nest, a slingshot, a spy glass, and some binoculars.

If we turn back to the toys on the braided rug we'll find a pair of Speed King metal skates, Lincoln Logs building pieces, Ring the Pin game, materials to make a paper kite, and some toy soliders.

Learn more by checking out the official site - www.heritagefarmstead.org/

boy's Heritage Farmstead Museum Physical Address: 1900 West 15th Street, Plano, Texas 75075 Phone Number: 972-881-0140 Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-4:30pm. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission: $3.00 per person (ages 3 and up) + $4 for tour of house

Photo Credit of Staged Boy's Bedroom - https://www.heritagefarmstead.org

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