Saturday, August 12, 2006

Monday: RMSC

On Monday this week, Ben, Hannah, Mom and I went to the RMSC. We got to get in free because of Adam's work. The mastodon exhibit was quite "cool". I didn't know that skeletal remains of a mastodon were found in Avon, NY. That was real neat. Just imagine, mastodons and wooly mammoths walking the earth right here where we stand today! How cool is that. But, the dinosaur/fossil/ancient animals section wasn't my favorite of the museum. I really liked the third floor where they had miniature towns and life like rooms of 19th century Rochester. It was like walking back in time. So many old artifacts and things. Did you know that in the 19th-early 20th century, Rochester held one of the leading button making facilities in the states? I never even knew Rochester made buttons! But I really loved the time capsle on the second floor. In 1873 the citizens of Rochester put together a time capsle and had it buried in the wall of the city hall inside a copper box. It was opened in 1999, and inside was many artifacts which looked almost brand new. There were newspapers, Masonic papers and pamphlets, records of different sorts, books (which looked brand new- real cool), and an old Bible- to name a few. It was like looking into the past, which is what a time capsle is meant to be like. There was even a letter to the future mayor of Rochester (now the past mayor). It was such a beautiful letter, filled with hopes and dreams of a citizen, but most importantly a testimony, a man pointing his finger. Pointing to the Savior. Telling the citizens to prepare their hearts to meet their Maker. I can't remeber exactly what he said, so you'll have to go and read it for yourselves. But make sure that you're prepared to meet Jesus. Will He say,"Well done, good and faithful servant" or will He say, "Depart from Me, I never knew you"? Make sure that you have a relationship with the One who can give you real life. That is what the man in the letter was saying. And I too, tell you to come to Jesus, the One who will love you no matter what, and cleanse you and give you a fresh start. Who will be there to help you, as long as you lean on Him and only Him. He is my friend, He can be yours too.

So, Monday was a nice trip to the museum. I hadn't been in a while. And hey, when you can get in for free, why not go?


Priscilla said...

I wish I had known about this trip. Allen's class went to RMSC this past year but he missed it. He had the flu! The worst of it was the poor boy had perfect attendence up until then!

I'd like to take him there to try to make up for it.

Priscilla said...

And it's cool that the former mayor wrote a letter like that and it's on display for everyone to read!

Bethany said...

Oh, we should've known! It would've been fun to have you guys along!