We took Nathan to Missouri Town 1855 in Blue Springs. It was really interesting to see the old buildings that had been set up, along with all the "extras" like fire pits, plows, and wagons that littered the landscape. There were even some volunteers there that day dressed up in pioneer garb.
Nathan enjoyed going to school in a one-room schoolhouse, complete with an 1850s schoolmarm. She was dressed up and had a whole presentation on what school days were like for children during the 1800s. She let Nathan try his hand writing on a slate with a slate-pencil, which was like a thin piece of metal that you scratched the slate with.
When we came upon this old, rusty plow out in a field, Nathan tried his hand at plowing. Steve talked with him about how pioneers plowed their fields and grew crops for their food and all that interesting historical stuff.
Hmmm... so much for the history lesson!