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2009: Chicago: Museum of Science and Industry

2009: Chicago: Museum of Science and Industry

2009: Chicago: Museum of Science and Industry

I know that this page looks disorganized – but that is the way that this trip felt!

We were visiting my parents in Indiana – and decided to take the South Shore Line train into Chicago to visit the Museum of Science and Industry because we wanted to visit the Harry Potter exhibit.

We drove to the train station and waited for the train and then had an adventurous ride to the museum.  Since the train ride was a new experience for us I wanted to make sure that I had a page to scrapbook for this as well – which you can see on the left hand page.

When we got to the museum I discovered that you had to buy timed tickets for the Harry Potter exhibit and the only times left were for much later in the day – so we had to stay at the museum a lot longer than we had planned – but we kept very busy and we didn’t even get to see the whole museum.

I used a bubble corner cutter to corner cut some of the pictures and the journal block which adds interest to the photographs, but also adds additional business to the page.  I wanted the viewer to have to slow down and look carefully at this page to discover its treasures – much like we did at the museum.  What unique ephemera can you find on the page?



2009: Conner Prairie

2009: Conner Prairie

2009: Conner Prairie

CraftsyI won tickets to visit Conner Prairie from a radio station, otherwise I am not sure I would have ever known this place existed.  And we were lucky enough to just happen to pick a weekend where they were having reenactments which made the whole experience even more exciting.   Conner Prairie is an interactive history park which my son loved particularly because it involved handling guns and throwing hatchets.  He also got a kick out of making candles and watching the reenactment battle scenes.

The ephemera that you see on the page were all items that I purchased at the gift shop.  In the top left hand corner is a cup placement.  It is about 3/8 of an inch thick so I used glue to affix it to the page.  I then used some sticky tabs to affix the “Civil War Days” photograph to the placement.  This is a picture of a large poster that was at the entrance to the event.  I usually take pictures like this at events and locations for two reasons – the first is to help me remember what the event or locations was, and the second is that often I can use them on the page instead of journaling as I do not like the way that my handwriting looks.

On the right hand page are a handmade bookmark (at the bottom) and a patch (at the top) – both purchased at the gift shop.

I chose a Victorian style background page in green to match the primary color in the photographs, and you will notice that all of the photographs have had the corners cut with a corner cutter.

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