Thanks again to the Gatchell Museum. Years ago, my wife and I stopped in Buffalo and were invited by people we met on the trail to be sure and stay overnight to attend Living History Days. We had a great time then, a lot of fun at succeeding Living History Days, and this year had a chance to share the experience with friends visiting from Arizona.
Besides having a chance to learn about local history, it is fun to watch the demonstrations and ask the re-enactors questions about their presentations. The tourists, especially the kids, are fun to watch and talk to as well. I did find out from a young tourist that “your hotdogs (lukainka) sure aren’t like ours.”
I appreciate the work that the staff and volunteers do each year to make local history come alive. Full disclosure requires me to confess that winning big at the faro table made this year’s Living History Days particularly enjoyable.