Minnesota museums and antiques- the Landing (formerly Murphy's Landing)

Late 1850's

This weekend we toured the historic Landing, along the Minnesota River Valley. It is an 88 acre museum set-up to show life from the 1840's through the 1890's. The guides are in historical costume and answer questions and demonstrate aspects of daily life 150 years ago. There were also cases lined with antique hats, celluloid hair jewelry, and other accessories.
All of the women's clothing of those times were custom made. They had to be fitted for both their working corsets and their dress corsets.
Shown is a house built in 1845 followed by one built in the late 1850's.