In Centuries of Childhood: An American Story, children will connect the stories of American history to their own experiences by learning about the lives of five historical children and their families.
Gregory, at 10, is a Colonial apprentice. He shares his story of working and living away from home. Visit the trade shops. Ride his horse.
Clara, a pioneer girl, heads west with her family in 1840. Pack the covered wagon. Explore her campsite. Jacob is a Jewish immigrant boy living in Cleveland in the late 1800’s. Discover the ship that brought him and the Statue of Liberty that welcomed him.
Michael is a mid-20th century African American child moving from the Deep South to Chicago. Ride the train that carried him north. Visit his first classroom.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Educational activities are designed for children ages 2 to 8 years.
RENTAL DETAILS: A minimum of 2000 square feet of exhibit space is required; the exhibit can be installed in expanded configurations for larger galleries. Rental fees are $21,000 for three months; in-bound shipping additional.
RENTAL INCLUDES: Educational program plans and marketing guide. Detailed installation and packing instructions, with installation support from experienced CMC exhibits staff.
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UNDERSTAND: Set the table for Shabbat.
IDENTIFY: Write a letter just like a colonial apprentice.
EXPERIENCE: Paddle a canoe and practice fishing.
LEARN: Be a train conductor or ride as a passenger.
WORK: Pretend to work in a blacksmith, carpenter, printer, and shoemaker’s shop.
BUILD: Construct a log cabin home.
EXPLORE: Pack the covered wagon for the trip west.
PLAY: Steer the boat.
ACT: Hang clothes to dry.
CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION: The Children’s Museum of Cleveland 3813 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115 exhibits@ClevelandChildrensMuseum.org 216-791-KIDS x24
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