We had a super busy week that involved three field trips! With my kids ages being a little spread out 16, 12. and 7, I have the pleasure of getting to visit our local landmarks several times. This week we hit the beautifully restored Lincoln Theater for Bill Blagg’s Science of Magic.
The show was great. We have been to the Lincoln Theater several times. It was closed for thirty years before being restored to it’s current beautiful state of Egyptian Revival Decor.
The scarabs on the seats at the ends of the aisles are just beautiful. (forgot my camera so these are all phone photos!)
We also toured The American Whistle Factory.
When I think about a factory I picture a big place that Mr Rogers may have featured on his show. This place is small but very interesting! I wasn’t allowed to take photos of the machines or the making of the whistles but we were told that The American Whistle Factory was featured on The Discovery Channels, How It’s Made but I wasn’t able to find it to link here.
They are the ONLY producers of American made whistles. Pretty cool for being just few miles away from our house! They make whistles for all kinds of important events such as The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Superbowl, and the NYPD.
Even closer to our house is The Flag Lady Store.
They are the official flag makers for Ohio State as well as many local communities that hang flags along their main streets.
Mary, (the flag lady), is well versed in everything American flag and loves to share her patriotism with everyone! Unfortunately, she has also been in the news for other reasons as well.
They sell flags from all over the world!
They showed us how they make flags. They were also in the process of tea dying flags for a group in California.
The kids enjoyed a spur of the moment parade!
If you are local or close to Columbus, Ohio, these are just a few of the great field trip opportunities near by. We have a couple of trips to The Wexner Center and trash dump to look forward to in the near future.— Now the dump is a destination I can visit over and over again. I find it fascinating!!