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🐝Loving the lavender at the moment 💜  #howickhistoricalvillage #nzheritage #heritagegardens #openairmuseum #howick #lavender Garden S, Lavender, In This Moment, Fruit, Plants, Instagram, The Fruit, Plant, Planting

🐝Loving the lavender at the moment 💜 #howickhistoricalvillage #nzheritage #heritagegardens #openairmuseum #howick #lavender

Taken in 1908, this photo gives us a great glimpse at a bygone era - take a look at the outfits 👗 that women and girls would have worn and the architectural decoration of the cottage 🏠 .  What jumps out at you in this photo? 🤗  And just for the record - this photo shows the ladies and children of the Evans family sitting on the verandah outside a cottage on Howick Beach. 📸  #howickhistoricalvillage #openairmuseum #livingmuseum #nzheritage #howick The Outsiders, Museum, Cottage, Architecture, Dream Homes, Children, Beach, Evans, Decoration

Taken in 1908, this photo gives us a great glimpse at a bygone era - take a look at the outfits 👗 that women and girls would have worn and the architectural decoration of the cottage 🏠 . What jumps out at you in this photo? 🤗 And just for the record - this photo shows the ladies and children of the Evans family sitting on the verandah outside a cottage on Howick Beach. 📸 #howickhistoricalvillage #openairmuseum #livingmuseum #nzheritage #howick

Well isn’t this a lovely find in the collection! 🎆 Can you imagine how pleased the owner would’ve been carrying this around 😁. ⁠ ⁠ This pretty piece is a gourd shaped purse dating around 1910. The bag has a semicircle bakelite closure and spring clasp and two bakelite loops either side of clasp. It is lined with brown polished cotton and outer side is covered in tiny glass beads of blues and purple surrounding pink, yellow & red flowers. The fringe is made of dark blue and purple beads at… Gourds, Red Flowers, Pink Yellow, Glass Beads, Dark Blue, Blues, Dating, Closure, Shapes

Well isn’t this a lovely find in the collection! 🎆 Can you imagine how pleased the owner would’ve been carrying this around 😁. ⁠ ⁠ This pretty piece is a gourd shaped purse dating around 1910. The bag has a semicircle bakelite closure and spring clasp and two bakelite loops either side of clasp. It is lined with brown polished cotton and outer side is covered in tiny glass beads of blues and purple surrounding pink, yellow & red flowers. The fringe is made of dark blue and purple beads at…

Here's an interesting detour in our weekly garden tour - our Daffodils... in winter?? 🧐 ⁠ Daffodils are one of the earliest flowers to bloom in the Spring....BUT....as we all know its far from Springtime in NZ. Just like our continually blooming Hollyhocks, we are constantly surprised by the Garden this year. ⁠ In any case, the Daffodil have a looong and interesting history. Daffodils were brought to Britain by the Romans who thought that the sap from daffodils had healing powers… Hollyhock, Interesting History, Daffodils, Romans, Spring Time, Britain, This Is Us, Bloom, Healing

Here's an interesting detour in our weekly garden tour - our Daffodils... in winter?? 🧐 ⁠ Daffodils are one of the earliest flowers to bloom in the Spring....BUT....as we all know its far from Springtime in NZ. Just like our continually blooming Hollyhocks, we are constantly surprised by the Garden this year. ⁠ In any case, the Daffodil have a looong and interesting history. Daffodils were brought to Britain by the Romans who thought that the sap from daffodils had healing powers…

• SCENES FROM THE VILLAGE •  Everyday there is something new to see. What are you missing from the Village? The garden? 🌱 The cottages? 🏡 The chickens and ducks? 🐓 🦆  Let us know and we will feature some images throughout the week. 💓  #howickhistoricalvillage #howick #eastauckland  #eastaucklandtourism #openairmuseum Something New, Some Image, Auckland, Ducks, Cottages, Tourism, Garden, Instagram, Art

• SCENES FROM THE VILLAGE • Everyday there is something new to see. What are you missing from the Village? The garden? 🌱 The cottages? 🏡 The chickens and ducks? 🐓 🦆 Let us know and we will feature some images throughout the week. 💓 #howickhistoricalvillage #howick #eastauckland #eastaucklandtourism #openairmuseum

BELL HOUSE • Looking for an intimate venue for your wedding or small event? Then Bell House is the perfect space for you. 🔔  Set within its own private garden, you and your guests will be celebrating in an historic house filled with charm and character.  Visit our website and send an enquiry for more details on how we can assist you to make your event one to remember. 🌼 Follow the link in our bio to make an enquiry today.  #howickhistoricalvillage #openairmuseum #bellhouseevents #howick… Private Garden, Historic Homes, Cabin, Website, Space, House Styles, Link, Wedding, Character

BELL HOUSE • Looking for an intimate venue for your wedding or small event? Then Bell House is the perfect space for you. 🔔 Set within its own private garden, you and your guests will be celebrating in an historic house filled with charm and character. Visit our website and send an enquiry for more details on how we can assist you to make your event one to remember. 🌼 Follow the link in our bio to make an enquiry today. #howickhistoricalvillage #openairmuseum #bellhouseevents #howick…

Feeling like everyone needs a bit more of a challenge today, so we are mixing things up this Saturday. 🤓🧐 Can anyone guess what item this design would be found on? 🐉 *hint: think something to do with feet.  Answer will be in ‘Stories’ tomorrow - good luck! ✅✅✅ #howickhistoricalvillage #openairmuseum #nzheritage #saturdaychallenge #howick Something To Do, Challenges, Museum, Instagram, Design, Design Comics, Museums

Feeling like everyone needs a bit more of a challenge today, so we are mixing things up this Saturday. 🤓🧐 Can anyone guess what item this design would be found on? 🐉 *hint: think something to do with feet. Answer will be in ‘Stories’ tomorrow - good luck! ✅✅✅ #howickhistoricalvillage #openairmuseum #nzheritage #saturdaychallenge #howick

FRIDAY VIBES - Time to take some time out after a busy week and enjoy a cuppa and a natter. No better place than the parlour of Puhi Nui. ☕️ 🧁  #howickhistoricalvillage #nzheritage #openairmuseum #howick Parlour, Time Out, Friday, Places, Instagram, Lugares

FRIDAY VIBES - Time to take some time out after a busy week and enjoy a cuppa and a natter. No better place than the parlour of Puhi Nui. ☕️ 🧁 #howickhistoricalvillage #nzheritage #openairmuseum #howick

#Throwback Thursday!! Let’s go back to 1910 and the Howick Fire Station.  The photo shows ten Firemen posing with a Fire Engine outside the station. 🚒  #howickhistoricalvillage #howick #openairmuseum #fromthecollection #eastauckland Fire Engine, Salt Lake City, Old Photos, Firemen, Poses, Throwback Thursday, Concert, Utah, Retro

#Throwback Thursday!! Let’s go back to 1910 and the Howick Fire Station. The photo shows ten Firemen posing with a Fire Engine outside the station. 🚒 #howickhistoricalvillage #howick #openairmuseum #fromthecollection #eastauckland

Fencible Private James Hanson, his wife and his two children lived in a tent similar to this one at the Village, soon after they arrived in New Zealand in 1849. ⛺️ These tents provided temporary accommodation to fencibles because the wooden cottages they were promised before their journey, were not ready when they arrived.  Understandably, Private Hanson started to build a raupo cottage as an alternative means of shelter because they were cooler in summer, warmer in winter and didn't leak as… James Hanson, Tent Living, Wooden Cottage, Outdoor Furniture, Outdoor Decor, Tents, Cottages, New Zealand, Shelter

Fencible Private James Hanson, his wife and his two children lived in a tent similar to this one at the Village, soon after they arrived in New Zealand in 1849. ⛺️ These tents provided temporary accommodation to fencibles because the wooden cottages they were promised before their journey, were not ready when they arrived. Understandably, Private Hanson started to build a raupo cottage as an alternative means of shelter because they were cooler in summer, warmer in winter and didn't leak as…

We need your help!⁠ ⁠ Covid19 has had a massive impact on ALL areas of ALL our lives. We, like many venues that bring arts and culture to the community, have been significantly affected during this time and even as we move into Level 1 today, all our futures remain uncertain. ⁠ ⁠ Auckland City Council is currently preparing its Emergency Budget and there are several proposals which could affect our local communities and the services that support them – especially those which support the… We Need You, City Council, Proposals, Auckland, Our Life, This Is Us, Bring It On, Budget, Community

We need your help!⁠ ⁠ Covid19 has had a massive impact on ALL areas of ALL our lives. We, like many venues that bring arts and culture to the community, have been significantly affected during this time and even as we move into Level 1 today, all our futures remain uncertain. ⁠ ⁠ Auckland City Council is currently preparing its Emergency Budget and there are several proposals which could affect our local communities and the services that support them – especially those which support the…

Buckle up for the next stop on our virtual garden tour! Today we have Stinging Nettles!! ⁠🌱 ⁠ New Zealand has three nettle varieties, a native and two that were introduced. If you've ever been unlucky enough to brush up against stinging nettles, you will know the result - an immediate burning sensation, welts, swelling, and pins and needles for days.⁠ 🤕 ⁠ Sounds awful right?? - HOWEVER - There is a story that Howick blacksmith, George Wagstaff used the numbing properties of this plant to… Blacksmithing, New Zealand, Tours, Day, Garden, Plants, Instagram, Blacksmith Shop, Lawn And Garden

Buckle up for the next stop on our virtual garden tour! Today we have Stinging Nettles!! ⁠🌱 ⁠ New Zealand has three nettle varieties, a native and two that were introduced. If you've ever been unlucky enough to brush up against stinging nettles, you will know the result - an immediate burning sensation, welts, swelling, and pins and needles for days.⁠ 🤕 ⁠ Sounds awful right?? - HOWEVER - There is a story that Howick blacksmith, George Wagstaff used the numbing properties of this plant to…

Ever seen a book like this? 😯  Check of this lovely piece ‘from the collection’. A book of crochet samples, mounted on chintz. The book consists of 37 pages, 25 of which feature 3-4 samples of crochet on each. 🧶 📖  Crochet sample books were popular in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, and provided a way to record patterns and share them with others. A crocheter added to their collection by exchanging samples with friends and relatives, or by copying them.  #howickhistoricalvillage… Popular, Patterns, Friends, Crochet, Check, Books, Collection, Instagram, Block Prints

Howick Historical Village on Instagram: “Ever seen a book like this? 😯 Check of this lovely piece ‘from the collection’. A book of crochet samples, mounted on chintz. The book…”

Ever seen a book like this? 😯 Check of this lovely piece ‘from the collection’. A book of crochet samples, mounted on chintz. The book consists of 37 pages, 25 of which feature 3-4 samples of crochet on each. 🧶 📖 Crochet sample books were popular in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, and provided a way to record patterns and share them with others. A crocheter added to their collection by exchanging samples with friends and relatives, or by copying them. #howickhistoricalvillage…

“If one daffodil is worth a thousand pleasures, then one is too few.” 🌼  William Wordsworth  Probably a jonquil...but...🤷🏻‍♀️ #heritagegardens #howickhistoricalvillage #howick #openairmuseum #worsdworth #daffodils #jonquils William Wordsworth, Garden S, Daffodils, Plants, Instagram, Daffodil, Plant, Planting, Planets

“If one daffodil is worth a thousand pleasures, then one is too few.” 🌼 William Wordsworth Probably a jonquil...but...🤷🏻‍♀️ #heritagegardens #howickhistoricalvillage #howick #openairmuseum #worsdworth #daffodils #jonquils

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Howick Historical Village on Instagram: “'What in the World?' ... we’ve got another one! What do you think this object from our collection is? 🤔 You know the drill, post your…”

8 Likes, 2 Comments - Howick Historical Village (@howickhistoricalvillage) on Instagram: “'What in the World?' ... we’ve got another one! What do you think this object from our collection…”

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home." - Edith Sitwell  It sure is! Welcome to winter at the Village ❄️❄️ Over the coming weeks we will take a look at some popular Winter activities from the 1850’s. ❄️❄️ #howickhistoricalvillage #howick #nztourism #eastauckland #openairmuseum #nzheritage Winter Activities, Fire, Touch, Popular, Instagram, Most Popular

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home." - Edith Sitwell It sure is! Welcome to winter at the Village ❄️❄️ Over the coming weeks we will take a look at some popular Winter activities from the 1850’s. ❄️❄️ #howickhistoricalvillage #howick #nztourism #eastauckland #openairmuseum #nzheritage