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.
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.
Connections to Conn. Social Studies Curriculum Frameworks
Grades K – 4
- Standard 1: The student understands family life now and in the recent past.
- Standard 2A: The student understands the history of his or her local community.
- Standard 4B: The student understands ordinary people who have exemplified values and principles of American democracy.
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