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Living History Lab

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Date: August 20, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

In our Living History Lab at The House of the Seven Gables guests can play both scientist and historian by getting their hands and minds on some fun and engaging experiences from the past.

In 1915, Caroline Emmerton’s Settlement House served the immigrant families living in the neighborhood of the museum.  The children often attended classes that taught household and industrial skills like cooking, woodworking, sewing and gardening.  They and other family members also joined theatrical and musical clubs offered through Emmerton’s charity.

Come join us on Saturdays and Sundays beginning July 2nd, where our ‘lab experiments’ will feature hands-on activities based off these Settlement House programs offered in the early 20th century.  You might practice your sewing, work on your paper folding skills or play 1915 games.  Our activity will change daily and be available from 10:30am – 1:00pm, and from 2:00pm – 4:30pm.

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August 20, 2016
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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