The Church building in Avonlea is one of three heritage buildings on site. This is the original Presbyterian Church from Long River, built in 1872. L.M. Montgomery attended this church with her Montgomery and Campbell cousins.
It was quite tricky to transport this church to the Avonlea Village site. It was too tall to fit under overpasses and power lines, so the movers got creative. They sliced the building horizontally and trucked the individual layers to the site. Then they reassembled it like a layer cake.
|Close inspection of the interior reveals the lines of the slices. Unfortunately, you can't quite tell in a photo...|
Inside the church, we attended a fashion show hosted by Mrs. Rachel Lynde. That woman sure does like to hear herself talk!
After the women's fashions, we got a sneak peak at the latest swimwear for men, modeled by Gilbert Blythe and Charlie Sloan.
|Charlie being his usual Sloan-ish self.|
|Looks like Gilbert won the swimsuit competition!|
Then the Avonlea School had its annual Talent Show.
And then Gilbert talks to Anne... apologizes for the "carrots" incident,
and asks if maybe... just maybe... they could be friends.