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Students Invited To Attend Colonial Life WorkshopAt The Matthew Curtiss House on Main Street



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Students Invited To Attend Colonial Life Workshop

At The Matthew Curtiss House on Main Street

In the last 300 years there have been many changes in the ways we make our livings and furnish our homes. How do we find out what life was like in the past?

Students will have a chance to listen and learn at the historic Matthew Curtiss House-Museum on Tuesday, November 11 (Veterans’ Day, no school), when Newtown Historical Society presents “Colonial Connecticut,” a one hour hands-on program just for kids.

The workshop, designed by the Connecticut Historical Society for kids grades K-3, starts at 11 am. The Curtiss House is at 44 Main Street in Newtown.

After a brief introductory discussion contrasting some of the differences between life in the Colonial period and life in modern Connecticut, students will focus on the differences between making clothing long ago and buying clothing today. This includes carding and spinning wool, dressing in reproduction garments, and designing their own quilt square to bring home. Children will also learn about colonial games and play with replica toys.

Following the session light refreshments will be served.

The program will be presented by a volunteer museum educator from Connecticut Historical Society.

This event is open to all appropriately aged students and is free of charge. Space is limited so early registration is necessary. Register by called Newtown Historical Society at 426-5937.

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