Unfortunately, it’s been almost 10 years now since my last trip to Independence. I hope to get back there soon. These photos are from my last trip. Just seeing their great signage on the way to the site makes you smile.
Director Amy Finney has been making positive changes. This year they are unveiling a new attraction, you’ll be able to dress up and get your photo taken and a digital print in sepia. It sounds like fun.
Amy is also trying to get more smaller events at the site. I don’t have a schedule yet, but they recently held kite day where visitors were encouraged to hand make and fly paper kites. They are also planning a summer class of “Prairie Girls”using the book “Prairie Girls Guide to Life” by Jennifer Worick. According to Amy, “They will do the “whole nine yards” – tea party, ice cream, embroidery, braid rugs,quilt and of course dress up photos.”
My biggest complaint about the site is the irony. In Pepin you have to struggle to get trees in the photo with the cabin, but out on the prairie in Independence just try to get a photo of the cabin without them.