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Pudd'nheads: Childhood in Colonial America

Pudd’nheads: Childhood in Colonial America

Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Glebe House Museum: 49 Hollow Road, Woodbury, CT 06798

Fee: $20 (All proceeds directly benefit the Glebe House Museum)

Space is limited:Registration required-203-263-2855 or

Pilgrim and Puritan colonists had children, and though it would be hard to tell from historical records, so did African slaves and the indigenous families whom they encountered.

Pudd’nheads: Childhood in Colonial America examines the unique aspects of childhood between the late sixteenth and late eighteenth centuries and explores themes including birthing and childrearing practices, parenting, children's health and education, naming, gender, play, and rites of passage.

Providing fresh historical perspectives on key features of children's lives, this program offers compelling information on colonial children - as well as Native American and slave children, who are too often left out of conventional coverage.

This new program will be presented in the "kitchen", the heart of the Glebe House Museum, where guests will be immersed in colonial history & artifacts.

Light refreshments will be served.

Velya Jancz-Urban - author, teacher, and creator of The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife - has partnered with her herbalist daughter, Ehris Urban, on this unique presentation. Pudd’nheads: Childhood in Colonial America is similar to The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife in that it is funny, sad, sweet, and shocking. Dive deeper into our history. There was much more to childhood than hoop rolling and horn books!

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