Friday, July 12, 2013

You Are a Tourist

     My mom and I took a tour of a historic house in our hometown last Saturday, and I was fortunate enough to be able to share what we saw. The Gill House has been abandoned for as long as I've been alive, but it is rich with history. The house was acquired first by the historical society, and then presently by a group of people working to restore and educate locals on landmark-buildings in town. During our tour, we learned that the first family to live in the house had ties to Thomas Edison and other big names in history. It was awesome to hear about the lives of the various inhabitants, and a time when our sleepy town wasn't so, well, sleepy.
     The people who now own the home are working extensively to restore the house to it's original glory. It's going to be a very lengthy process; roughly ten years or so. The team already has set out to do paranormal tours of The Gill House towards Autumn, which I am so thrilled over, to generate funding and publicity.
     It is super refreshing to have new things like this to do in town, especially ones with a good purpose. These people are really passionate about the history and potential that our shanty town once had, and I hope they accomplish everything they are setting out to do. 
Until next time,

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