I grew up in Colonial Williamsburg (a living museum depicting 18th century America) , AMA
Colonial Williamsburg is a Living Museum depicting Colonial America, before and during the American Revolution. Some other examples of living museums in the US are Jamestown Settlement, Plimoth Plantation and Old Sturbridge Village. I grew up in the David Morton House, next to Christiana Cambell's Tavern, till I was 8. This was only possible because my father worked (still does) at CW Foundation. Employees can apply to rent certain historic houses in the museum. It was cheaper for us to live in that house then rent or buy outside the museum. I had a unique childhood living in the Museum. I had my 20th century wardrobe and my 18th century wardrobe. My older sister and I went into work with my father a lot (this was before CW changed their policy on kids in the foundation). As a child I thought this was a completely normal thing and that all American children lived this way, half in the past half in the future. It was mind blowing when we moved to the suburbs later.
Please Ask away! I have some really funny stories and a unique outlook on history in general. I have attached proof and some other fun photos of me as a kid dressed in my colonial outfits.
P.S I no longer live in VA. I've been living in New England for a long time.
Edit:Got to walk the dog! I'm having so much fun!!! I'll answer more questions when I get back.
Because you asked Meta
I will apologies ahead of time. I am very dyslexic and when I get tired or been typing to long my grammar gets bad! So hold on to your socks grammar nazi it's going to get rough. Also I know I'm a teacher, teachers can have learning disabilities too.
Wow! This has been great! So many memories, got to reconnect with a childhood friend! So awesome, but alas I must got to bed for my eyes are bleeding from reading so many comments. (Also the things on my ears are tattoos.)