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2016 The Pioneer Experience

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In the late 19th century and early 20th centuries, a child’s life in rural areas focused largely on work. There was work to do in the fields, in trades and businesses, and there was much work to do at home. This program focuses on a child's role and responsibilities during the period from 1890 thru 1910. Students will gain an understanding of the domestic life of children in rural areas including an exploration of the growing importance of a formal education.

• To give students insight into how the lives of children in the past differed from their own.
• To demonstrate the importance of the child's role in the home and society.
• To transform historical and cultural lessons learned in the classroom to real life, hands-on and practical experience.

Contact Ann at 613-687-5054 or email

Grades 1 thru 5
Bookings begin April 2, 2016 for school day trips in June..
Weekdays: 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Students: $6.00; Adults: $8.00 + HST
Petawawa Heritage Society/Village
176 Civic Center Road, Petawawa
(613) 687-5054

Ann McIntyre

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