Today we visited Franklin, NC and had a great time. The plan was to go to the three museums and a little shopping. The museums are the Macon County Historical Society & Museum, Gem and Mineral Museum of Franklin, North Carolina and Scottish Tartans Museum.
The Scottish Tartans Museum was very informative. The owner was great and of course he was wearing a kilt. For anyone with Scottish heritage this is a place to visit.
The Historical Society has done a great job of collecting examples of local history. Items start with Indian artifacts to Civil war and on to items when the building was a store which closed in 1972. Because this is a local museum you have so much more access to not only the displays but someone on site that can explain them. Much of the building is as it was when this was a mercantile with the exception of display cases for the exhibits. It has the original floors, counters, second floor balcony, and the front door latch.
The last was the Gem and Mineral Museum. There were 100’s of examples. The largest was over 200 lbs. The smallest was gold nugget. We were really impressed with the florescent display room. The minerals were displayed in short and longer wave length light. Some glowed with one color under short and a different color under long wave lengths.
Not to have anything different from any other day, it started raining. Now a treat, we went out to dinner at a local restaurant that serves farm to table. This is when as much as possible all ingredients are from local farms. We had great food and not very expensive.
Off to Walmart to restock and then home.
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