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).
An original wine barrel