The Power of Props
We're just home from Sugar On Snow. I've been trying to see pictures of the event and am frustrated. Either the photographers needed to do better angles on the interpreters or the lack of props is a serious problem.At any rate I wish that we could provide back drops, props, and hitching posts for our interpreters. On the other hand, why do they not create and provide for themselves along these lines? How hard would it be to build a cardboard back drop of the corner of a colonial house or cabin for the spinner of wool to set up her wheel? What an impression it would make to have the whole perspective! Imagine walking up to the black smith shop walls hung full of the tools of his trade, to have a horse (even a cardboard horse) waiting for a shoe repair.
This picture of the miller is good. He has a bit of a setting and the real thing that grinds corn. We made some of his corn meal into corn bread for supper. Delicious.
By the way, how well do we interpret the Gospel of Jesus Christ? When someone walks up to my door, do they see the real interpretation? Do they go away saying, "I wish I could have spent more time there." ?