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Play and Work: Two Sides of History at the Grange

Massachusetts: Metro Boston

Students Painting at Codman

Play and Work gives students the chance to experience a day in the life of a prominent family in turn-of-the-century Lincoln, Massachusetts. Teenager Dorothy Codman and her nursemaid Marie-Reine Lucas take students on a highly interactive, "behind the scenes" house tour that lets students converse with the past and consider how life was different for the Codman family and their staff of domestic servants. The program continues with watercolor sketching on the front lawn and lemonade making in the carriage house, giving students a sense of both leisure and labor at the estate. It concludes with an optional picnic lunch, followed by a garden tour and historic photo scavenger hunt.

Weekdays, April - October
2.5 hours (without lunch)
Maximum group size: 45 students

Cost:girl with iron

  • $100 for up to 14 students
  • $175 for 15 - 29 students
  • $275 for 30 - 45 students

An optional one hour pre-visit lesson in your classroom is also available.

Curriculum Links for Play and Work

Type of Program:
Field Trips, Summer Programs

Related Topics:
Family

Request this program:
Telephone:617-994-5939
Email:BostonEd@historicnewengland.org

Play and Work: Two Sides of History at the Grange