Tuesday, August 18, 2015

WW: Uncle Tom's Cabin {Linky}

My husband's family came from Germany to Hermann, Missouri. It's a town that's known for their grapes. There are tons of wineries. They also have a lot of antique shops. We went on a tour through some of their most historical houses. 

You can't touch the walls on the tour because they are painted with a milk based paint. The paint gets spotted up easily. There is no touch up; the whole wall has to be repainted. You can imagine it was hard being my little boys during the tour. They did pretty well though.

When the German's moved their they were surrounded by other towns that were pro slavery. The German's were not. They were free thinkers that didn't typically believe in organized religion, but were super nice! 

They farmed every inch of their land, grew their own flax for making fabric because they didn't want to buy cotton (promoting slaves). 


 They were poor, but became wealthy when they learned that grapes grew well there. 

An original wine barrel

 
They secretly printed Uncle Tom's Cabin in the Strehly House.








 

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18 comments:

stevebethere said...

That was interesting and the photos :-)

Have a grapetastic week :-)

I am Harriet said...

Those things are always so cool to look at.

Ai Sakura said...

Such an interesting bit of history!! It's my first time hearing about milk-based paint.. I wonder if they mould easily too.

Karren Haller said...

I used to work in a print shop that used these kinds of lettering, everything had to be set up backwards before printing. Such lovely photos that you have shared on the Oh My Heartsie Girls ww this week!!

Colette S said...

That was an interesting peek into a bit of history. Thanks for sharing.

Rhonda Albom said...

Looks like an interesting spot, but I would be so tempted to touch the walls just to see what would happen. Don't worry, I wouldn't really do it, but I would wonder.

mail4rosey said...

How cool that you got to go see where the history took place yourself. That does look like an interesting place to visit.

Masshole Mommy said...

Chris and I love touring historical places like this. Your pictures are so cool.

Patrick weseman said...

Very interesting and I learned something. Great pics and thanks for teaching me about the history of the region.

pixiedusk said...

Amazing! I always love how they print in the past! So much love and sweat and tears with every page.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That's neat! Uncle Tom's Cabin is one of the books I read this year.

Deborah Coombs said...

What a wonderful heritage! And I love all the pictures of the old printing equipment. Very neat.

indah nuria Savitri said...

interesting visit...and It's always wonderful to have a bit of the history of your origins :)

Angela Thompson said...

What an interesting post! Thank you for sharing!

~ Noelle said...

Never knew that. Love all the photos

Theresa Mahoney said...

Gotta love the Germans! Mariah's boyfriend's mom is from Germany. Nicest woman, though a bit crazy. I adore her accent!

Veronica Lee said...

Looks like an interesting place to visit. So cool that you got to go see where the history took place.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Milk based paint !! I never heard of such a thing. I wonder if the houses didn't smell sour from using the milk paint

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