75 F
Spring Hill
Thursday, July 25, 2024
HomeBusiness & CommunityNotes from the museums: Sleeping porch

Notes from the museums: Sleeping porch

- Advertisement -

Hot nights are routine here in Florida. Most of us have the luxury of air conditioning to help lull us to sleep. Before the invention of A/C, however, a person might find relief by sleeping outside on a porch. The May-Stringer Museum has a very unique feature known as a sleeping porch.

The narrow balcony on the third floor is accessed from the attic. The household cook or housekeeper or even a young member of the family may have had a bed under the unfinished roof of the west gable. The window there extends to the floor and would allow a person to crawl out with a pillow and a quilt for a mat. Catching a breeze up there would surely have been a welcome elixir for sleeplessness!

The Museum Schedules
The May-Stringer tours on Tuesday – Saturday from 11 am – 3 pm – 352-799-0129
The 1885 Depot tours on Friday – Saturday from noon – 3 pm – 352-799-4766
The Countryman One Room Schoolhouse is open on Saturdays from noon – 3 pm – 352-515-3054

View from the sleeping porch at the May-Stringer House.


Subscribe to our newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.
We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing.

Most Popular