the german historical museum

Old Houses - Iceland, Hvolsvollur, Skogasafn Folk Museum

via Jules on Flickr

“First opened in 1949 by Pordur Tomasson Skogar Folk Museum aims is to preserve the cultural heritage of the south coast of Iceland through tools and equipment used at land and sea, crafts, old buildings, books, manuscripts, and documents. The museum has both indoor and outdoor sections.”

Deutsches Emigrantenhaus (German Immigrant House)
1308 Beason Street, Baltimore, Maryland
December 29, 1904
John Dubas (fl. 1904-1973)
4 ½ x 3 ½ inch glass negative
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC9168 A

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West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, Suffolk, England

via Amethinah on Flickr

“West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village is both an archaeological site and an open-air museum. Evidence for intermittent human habitation at the site stretches from the Mesolithic through the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Romano-British period, but it is best known for the small village that existed on the site between the mid-5th century and the early 7th century CE, during the early Anglo-Saxon period. During this time, around 70 sunken-featured buildings were constructed on the site.”

I truly enjoy learning about sites such as these. I find them to be a pleasant and eye-opening way to show how life was in some corner of our past. I particularly enjoy discovering about such a site because it truly gives a small window - although not a perfect one - on the ways of life from before our time.