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Western Travel - Heritage Farmstead Museum (Part Ten) - 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 boy's bedroom of the Farrell-Wilson House. Today we're visiting the girl's bedroom.

A girl's white metal frame bed sits in the corner surrounded by large pink and green floral-print wallpaper. Bright pink embroidered pillowcases and sheets complement the pink, purple and grey quilt and a porcelain doll rests on top (a fragile doll very much meant for play by an older child). In front of the bed is a small doll's chair and a wooden doll's crib. A mannequin wearing typical girl's clothing (muslin dress with large ribbons) stands in front of a dollhouse.

This photograph offers a better view of the mannequin (holding a carpet sweeper's handle). A ride-on horse blocks the entrance to the boys' room next door.

Here we can see the rug and younger child playing in front of the older girl's bed. Make note of the rose-patterned rug and the wooden puzzles.

The younger girl's bed complete with embroidered quilt and pillowcases made from sacks.

The Heritage Farmstead Museum's photograph of some of the girls' room toys propped up for display. Notice the ironing board (which wasn't on display in the bedroom itself) - definitely something for "playing house".

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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