Friday, August 11, 2006

Historical Candy Shop

Today my husband and I took a little trip up to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The town had a role in the Civil War and part of it is a national park. In the national park half there are the original buildings from the era that have been turned into a museum of sorts. For example you can go into the tavern and see what it was like during the Civil War era. My favorite was the confectionary which had been run by a German immigrant. I am not sure how historically accurate the food in the display is but it's in the original building. It was fun to see that candy and baked goods were an important part of people's lives even then.