We went to Taylors Falls to see the Folsom House, a historic home built in 1855 and owned today by the Minnesota Historical Society. My current story, Forgiveness Falls, is set in 1857 in Central Minnesota and I wanted to make sure that my historic details were accurate. We toured the home and I was able to ask lots of questions.
It was fun watching my girls be enthralled by the old home. They aren't strangers to historic sites (how could they be as my children?), but it was fun to watch them discover chamber pots, spittoons and coffin pianos.
|The main staircase was very wide. The tour guide couldn't |
really explain why...
|Mr. Folsom's Office. While we were there, they were|
having a quilt show, so that's why you see quilts in
all the pictures.
|Me in the Men's Parlor|
|Two connecting bedrooms, separated by a pocket door|
|Mrs. Folsom's Bed|
|My daughter thought we should take this potty chair|
home for the twins :)
|The back of the Folsom House|