Hi! Millie again!
I have been looking out the windows and thought you may like to take a look at what I can see from the historic Museum at Buccleuch Mansion.
The front of the house faces George Street and the Raritan River. I see many cars, trucks and busses on the busy streets of New Brunswick. When the house was built (over 275 years ago!), the front door faced the river and opened out to a
carriage drive where guests would pull up and come into the house to visit. No one but the family used the back door!
In the Victorian Parlor I can also see out the front of the house and to the side yard
where there are many trees and part of the carriage drive. The Colonial Parlor looks
toward the west and I see where the barns, carriage house and other small buildings of the main house used to stand. The Carriage House is where the family’s carriage was stored, and the horses were stabled when they weren’t pulling the carriage.
Out the back windows of the house, I see beautiful gardens with many colorful flowers. The gardeners from the Buccleuch Parks Department keep the gardens planted, weeded and trimmed for all our guests to visit, just as they were back when the house was new.
Today, I see many busses going up and down the streets, that have a large red “R” on
the side – the DAR ladies have talked about the "university" and "Rutgers," so I think they may be the same. Rutgers University buildings, classrooms and activities
are a big part of the city where I live. I see many students walking through the park, and many running – I don’t know why they run, seems like life is very fast paced these days!
Not like when the first family lived here, when they would stroll through the grounds of Buccleuch Park!
Come visit me soon and see all the sights I pointed out through the beautiful windows!
"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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