Grey Roots Museum ~ Moreston by Candlelight

by Gary McWilliams (aka Festival Nomad)

It was a dark and stormy night…

The truth be told, it was getting dark, and it wasn’t stormy!

We were at the Grey Roots Museum for their Moreston by Candlelight event.

The Grey Roots Museum is one of the most interesting museums we’ve visited.

It’s a combination of “traditional museum” and “living museum“.

The “Traditional Museum” (Grey Roots Museum) houses the area’s artifacts and archives.

It displays many of its artifacts in static displays.

On the other hand, “Living Museum” (Moreston Heritage Village) offers visitors a “taste” of what the area was like in the past.

Moreston Heritage Village is set up the replicate a time period of between the 1850’s to the 1920’s.

During special events and peek summer times, the village comes “alive” with volunteers who “interpret” what like was like, “way back when“!

We had visited the village before, but this was a special occasion.

As I said, we were there for Moreston by Candlelight.

After you pass through the Moreston’s entrance, candlelit paths showed the way through the village.

Each of the village’s buildings had a story to tell!

One of the village houses offered hot beverages and cookies to visitors!

The ambiance of the “Village by Candlelight” was captivating.

A large fire in the blacksmith’s building showed off the skills of the blacksmith!

In the auto garage, an antique vehicle dominated the space!

Outside, the sun was beginning to set.

Off in a distance, the sky was ablaze!

It was the end of the day and the end of our visit to Moreston by Candlelight.

What a spectacular finish to an amazing “Living Museum“!

Lights Out!