Last year while the kids an I were studying about the American Revolution we learn a great deal about Benjamin Franklin. I have to say he is one person that if I could go back in time I would love to have a cup of tea and a chat with. What a remarkable man! While in the states last month, my husband and I dropped the children off at my parents and headed for Williamsburg, VA. My husband went to college there and secretly hopes so will our children, but that is another post:) While touring around Colonial Williamsburg, we noticed a show advertising the Glass Harmonica, I just had to see it.
The individual bowls are rimmed with gold plate.
There are only a few dozen people in the world who can play this instrument. There are lots of interesting stories about this instrument, one being that it fell out of favor because it was believed to caused insanity.
It was a great show, too bad my kids weren't there to see it with me. I did buy the CD and DVD to show the children so they can hear this remarkable instrument.
Just listen to this You tube video I found! While my kids weren't officially with us for this trip I did bring home some resources so I can share this wonderful experience with them. I am linking this post up to Home school Field trip hop see side bar for button/link:)!