Buccleuch Museum Tours and Stories
Hi, Millie again! In this adventure in the historic Museum at Buccleuch Mansion I want to share with you some my adventures at the house.
Do you see me in the interesting stove? The family would load coal into it and light it to stay warm. I would NEVER have been able to hide in it back then! Now I like to hide and peak out at all the visitors when they leave the door open. Maybe I will see you there!
I am so excited to share with you that the new Museum at Buccleuch is open to the
public, and the DAR ladies have been conducting tours since April! The first and second floors are set up and ready for visitors! I am hoping that YOU will plan to visit soon!
When you come to visit, be sure to look for me. I will be in residence and watching all
of the goings on to report back in my future notes here!
I heard the ladies talking about hosting school tours - especially after the students have studied all about the American Revolution in the spring. I do hope that means that I will be able to meet some of the area children. I love to watch them in my historic home and see their excitement at discovering the many Colonial items we have on display.
When you come to visit, be sure to look for the cannonball display and the Civil War
drums! There are lots of interesting things to look at in the Museum. When the
Battle of Bound Brook took place on April 13, 1777, and British soldiers were staying in
the mansion, I was so scared to hear the cannons firing in the distance. I tried to stay away from the men, and they would try to capture me! But I was too quick and always got away!
Until next time!
"Written" by Millie Mouse
Millie's family lived in the mansion from the very beginning of the building. Learn about the story of her life in Colonial America through her observations and adventures as she shares the history of the New Brunswick area with young visitors.
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