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Some Woman's Journal: [Autumn of Museums] Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life 7

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The janeowit and myself checked out our very first museum pass (thanks, Macys!) this weekend. Of course, my library card caused the machine to make a disapproving noise because I haven't used it in 7 years. In the end, they let me have a museum pass. Yay! Interestingly, the passes to the FREE Zoo were all checked out. :^/

Anyway, the Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life was our destination. Normal admission price is $6.50. We were led on a guided tour of the Dakota exhibits. You can do some pretty nifty stuff with buffalo. Anybody want a canteen? ;^) The guy leading the Dakota part was fairly good. He showed us how to play some games. I wasn't very good, though. We educated him about the proper place of Lysol in a pest elimination regime.

After a walk through the farm area, we were treated to a tour of Ye Olde House. There was a very enlightening poem on one of the walls about the life of a woman. The person leading this tour really needed to read the museum's own signs and pamphlets. She generally didn't know the answers to questions.

There was also a one-room grassy dug out house thing at some point. That was back when you would sleep sitting up so as to not catch pneumonia and die.

Overall: B
Re-visit?: Probably not for full admission price.

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[Autumn of Museums] Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life

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  • You can do some pretty nifty stuff with buffalo. Anybody want a canteen? ;^)

    Lemme guess... Using its stomach or bladder, or something?

    • Bladder.

      And we also learned that every animal has enough brain to tan its own hide!
      • My "must have" souvineer from Australia was a money bag made out of a kangaroo scrotum.

        ^_^

      • And we also learned that every animal has enough brain to tan its own hide!

        Not me... I think I have just enough brains that you'd prolly only have enough to do half of me, and I'm not that big. ;)

  • What is "...the proper place of Lysol in a pest elimination regime"?
    • It comes into play after you spot the pest(s) and before you grab a Kleenex to dispose of the corpse(s). The white Lysol does okay on single-pest jobs, but for particularly persistent pests you will want the pink Lysol. In a pinch, Home Best Disinfectant Spray will do, but we do not officially recommend this product.

      We suggested that they may want to get some Lysol for their hornet problem. The guide seemed very perplexed, but $2.50 says he bought a can of Lysol and went spider hunting that evening.
      • I have a hornet's nest in a birdfeeder at my house. I don't want to use canned sprays on it/them as I still want to use the birdfeeder.

        I guess I'll probably wait for them to die in the winter and then clear the nest out.

        Hornets *do* die in the winter, don't they?

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