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Third graders travel back to colonial times at Coffin House

November 30, 2011

spinning at coffin house

Fifty-five third-grade students from the Horace Mann Laboratory School in Salem, Massachusetts, recently visited the 1678 Coffin House in Newbury to participate in Historic New England's Colonial Times school program. The previous day, our education staff had visited them at their school to talk about the Coffin family and prepare them for their field trip. During the two-hour visit to the house, students made butter, spun wool, examined gravestones, discussed sleeping arrangements, and played games. As she was boarding the bus to go back to school, one girl exclaimed, “I actually had fun today!”

For more information about this and other field trip opportunities, visit our School and Youth Programs section.

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Third graders travel back to colonial times at Coffin House