July 12, 2008

Wylie House, Bloomington, Indiana

Today we visited the Historic Wylie House Museum.
Built in 1835, it was the home of the first president of Indiana University, Andrew Wylie.

Using an inventory taken in 1859, the house is furnished as it would have looked prior to 1860 with Wylie family heirlooms and other period pieces.

Take a look at some of the furnishings...

Space-saving trundle beds provide two beds which can be made into the size of only one when not in use.
Marlon decided he wouldn't fit it this chair. They must have been shorter and had smaller rears in the 19th century.
An herb garden dominates the Wylie House Museum's backyard.

To be continued...

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