Sunday, August 7, 2011

Har-Ber Village

Rick and I finally got to go to Har-Ber Village. It is apparently one of the largest antique museums in the U.S. The village, located in Grove, Oklahoma, was created by Harvey and Bernice Jones on lakeside property they bought for a summer home. It has 112 buildings that house thousands of collections of antiques and memorabilia. The village includes a schoolhouse, stagecoach station, courthouse, gallows, bank, dentist office, doctor office, homes, and so much more. Most structures were dismantled at their original sites in numerous surrounding states and brought to their property.

There were collections of almost everything you could think of. They had pottery, dishes, uniforms, hats, guns, maps, newspapers, furniture, knives, farm machinery...too much to list.

Rick's parents went there many times. They loved to go and just stroll through the place at least once a year. I definitely want to go back. Perhaps another month other than August would be good! (The heat thing was going on there, too.)





13 comments:

  1. the rows of crocks are wonderful! how cool!

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  2. WOW looks like a wonderful place!

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  3. We used to go there all the time but haven't been for awhile. I should put a visit on our schedule for later in the Fall. There used to be a large piece of metal near the entrance. I wonder if it's still there. Did you see it? It came from a train explosion near Noel, Missouri in the late '60s. I was a teenager at the time and my family was camping on the river the night of that explosion.

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  4. Oh thank you for sharing I have never heard of this...and last year when you posted your trips I sooooooo enjoyed, you visited some of my favorite places and I felt I got to see them again.
    This looks fun.

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  5. That is a lot of stuff!!! It is so nice you got to walk around and look at it. I bet it was fun.

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  6. Looks like the best place to antique that I have ever seen - I know you had fun!

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  7. What a fabulous place! I just wish it were closer... :)

    Blessings, Debbie

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  8. Hi Diana, Loved seeing this, thank you so much for sharing! I collect crocks so would love seeing them all and of course all the different collections as well. Hope all is going well with you and yours, maybe the weather will cool off a bit now that August is here.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  9. Oh my! I WOULD BE IN HEAVEN with all those antiques!!~

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  10. Hi! Diana, love the pics, just love this kind of stuff! Hope You have a great week!

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  11. I love to occassionally take a stroll back in time. Thanks for sharing. Jackie

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  12. Wonderful photos give us a glimpse of a Great day! Thanks for sharing...and thanks for checking in on me. You are too Sweet! ((HUGS))

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  13. I was so surprised to see this post about Har-Ber Village.

    You know how we tend to neglect the tourist attractions near our own homes? Even though I'm from northeast Oklahoma, I've never been there. And I'd never even heard of it until my mother-in-law told us about it, and (not to my credit) that's probably why I never went.

    It looks wonderful! Perhaps the next time we go up to visit family, we'll drive on over and see it.

    Which reminds me of Log Cabin Village near the Fort Worth Zoo. Almost 30 years we've lived here and not been to it, either. Maybe soon.

    Thanks!

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