A Day in the Life
5/1/2006
Step into our time machine: Explore your ethnic heritage up close and personal at these 10 top living history destinations.

Ever wonder about the daily life of your immigrant great-great-grandmother? Maybe your family broke the sod on a prairie farm in Indiana or planted roots in a Colonial Virginia town. Perhaps you have African-American roots or American Indian heritage and long to connect with that part of your past.

If you're looking for a way to bring an ethnic branch of your family tree to life, we have just the answer: Walk in the shoes of your ancestors at one of these 10 living history villages across North America. Each of these sites re-creates and preserves — to varying degrees and in different ways — the lives, customs and folkways of a particular ethnic group or groups.