Photo Hunters: HAT(S)!

OH, today’s theme is really exciting! We are just nuts about hats. They kids are crazy about dress-up in general. And the places we visit seem to cater precisely to such fun-loving kids!

This we took at the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse, NY. I love these photo! You can read about our very, very fun visit. It was a blast!

Dress Ups

Derby Grimace

What Do These Do

Here’s another museum that had dress-up clothes! It’s our visit to the Rockwell Museum of Western Art, in Corning, NY.

Posing Posse

The kids got to pose with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. lol

The Gang

Here’s my youngest, who’d purchased a replica Union army hat and gun. This was when we visited the Fort Herkimer Church and Living History Weekend there. The kids have a HUGE collection of hats and toy guns that they buy, wherever we visit.

Fort Herkimer Buying Stuff

And here they are again, relaxing in the hay at the Old Stone Fort in Schoharie, NY. That’s a Union Army hat and a few Davy Crockett coonskin hats.

OSF Relaxing in Hay Barn

Here are some hats atop re-enactors at the Fort Stanwix Historic Site in Rome, NY. If the kids could have gotten their hands on these hats, they would have! The musket drill was fun to watch.

Musket Drill

Finally, I remembered that I have a very old straw hat in my china cabinet. This hat belonged to my great-grandfather, so this hat is about 100 years old.

Old Straw Hat 2

It was made in the USA! (wow!) And for a century-old straw hat, it’s in fine condition. A nice, smooth leather strap is sewn inside.

Old Straw Hat 1

Here is my son, modeling the hat. You can see how people were much smaller were then. And, how much larger we are today.

Straw Hat

How did your Photo Hunt go today?

About the Author

I've been traveling throughout New York State since I got the travel bug after touring the Herkimer Home on a school field trip as a youngster. We've been blogging about our travels since 2006 and have visited over half of New York's 62 counties so far.

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