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Colonial Living

The Colonial Living program explores clothing, food & drink, cooking, home life, education, travel and playtime in the 17th and 18th centuries. What did men, women and children wear? What were their homes like? What did they eat and how did they cook it? Is it true that the colonists built, hunted, and made everything they used and wore? Was wampum really used for money? Did children have to go to school? What did they do for fun? How do I get to Philadelphia from here? Were the "good old days" all that good?
 
Just back from events leading up to the American Revolution, the TimeTraveler shares the experience of everyday life before the States were united: drawing out comparisons, highlighting the ingenuity of the colonists, and busting a few myths along the way. Accurately reproduced period clothing sets the stage; a trunk of antique and reproduction items provides the stimulus for conversation and questions. Will it lead to a longing for the "good old days" or an appreciation for the present? In a most democratic fashion, let the students decide!
 
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Susan Verzella,
Apr 28, 2009, 5:27 PM
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