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Untold Stories: Milltown: Life in a Brunswick Tenement

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Pejepscot History Center

159 Park Row

Brunswick, ME 04011

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Untold Stories: Milltown: Life in a Brunswick Tenement. After school history and craft series.

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What better way to learn history than through using actual historical artifacts and creating crafts to instill knowledge?

Enroll your child in Pejepscot History Center's 2022 Untold Stories program. Untold Stories is our history and craft program for Grades 3-5. Sessions are limited to 15 children per session. We reserve the right to change attendance limits due to Covid. This month's session is:

Milltown: Life in a Brunswick Tenement, taught by Carol Masterson

Back when Fort Andross was a huge textile mill, it was surrounded by buildings that housed the families of millworkers, primarily French-Canadian people who emigrated to the United States to work in the mills. Many families lived in a single building, called tenements. These buildings in Brunswick were owned by the mill company and were sometimes rundown.

In this session we'll explore what was life like for the families—especially kids—in the tenements. Well answer who took care of small children when parents were working? What was the condition of the buildings and how did that affect health and safety? What kind of foods and traditions did Franco-American families bring with them into their new homes?

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Pejepscot History Center

159 Park Row

Brunswick, ME 04011

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Pejepscot History Center is a non-profit, educational organization charged with preserving the collective heritage of Brunswick, Harpswell, and Topsham. The Society owns and operates the Joshua L. Chamberlain House Museum and the Skolfield-Whittier House, both of which are open to the public Memorial Day-Columbus Day. For further information please call the Center at 207.729.6606 or find us at www.pejepscothistorical.org.

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