Through a Child’s Eyes

What was life like for children in the late 1800s?

Explore the Bowen’s Victorian household to learn about life in the second half of the 19th century from the perspective of the ten children who lived at Roseland Cottage.


Program Details

Available weekdays, May through November, for Grades 3 -9.

Length: 1.5 hours

Cost: $4 per student, $150 minimum

Type of Program: Field Trips, Summer Programs, After School, Scouts

Related Topics: Family

Sample Primary Source: Shown below, this photo of Gardner Richardson, Henry and Lucy Bowen’s grandson, was taken at Christmas 1887. View the full image.

Curriculum Links

Connections to Conn. Social Studies Curriculum Frameworks

Grades K – 4

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