Shoot! A photo shoot, of course! My husband, who is seriously one of the good guys (and pretty darned good-looking, I must add), my wonderful mother, and I recently journeyed over to the little town of Austin, PA to visit the E.O. Austin Home and Historical Society. I had been preparing for weeks to do a photo shoot of 3 of my classroom decor sets in the vintage school room at this museum.
Paired with a visit to the Austin Dam Memorial Park, a trip to this museum is well worth the drive. The history of the Austin Dam is quite fascinating. In 1911, the dam broke, and a torrent of water carried logs and debris through the growing town of Austin. At least 78 lives were lost in the devastating tragedy.
Today, a park stands at the site of the dam ruins. While there, guests can visit a welcome center, gift store, historical wall display, interpretive trails, and enjoy a picnic lunch in the large pavilion.