Although we enjoyed the old steam engine and the sawmill, the Irish music at Pratie Oaten was fabulous! It was like being at a Celtic festival, but getting in free with our memberships. Those memberships have paid for themselves about 4x over now, and there's still more to come.
So we headed for the schoolhouse where I was pleased to find another wheelchair ramp. This building is not an original but a replica, built by volunteers.
Inside some really toe-tapping music was emanating from this group of 10 musicians in the band ScattertheCats. A varied collection of instruments as well as musicians.
A close look shows you the variety of instruments.
Some of the musicians could switch instruments easily too.
It was fun to be in the old one-room schoolhouse, since my dad taught in a one-room school in the 1930s just about 3 miles away. And the music was fabulous!
We headed on for the big barn where another group was playing. Unfortunately we decided that this building wasn't safely accessible.
But there were more very realistically costumed historic village residents sleeping in the sun.
There used to be lots of old windmills like this scattered around Ontario's rural countryside. You don't see many anymore.