WITH AN EYE to the Past is the name given to Trail End's collection of miscellaneous educational and/or fun projects. Some are the outcome of exhibits, others are just interesting things Trail End staff have discovered or put together over the years. As they come up with more, we will add them to the website, so check back often!
THE FASHIONABLE CHILD
In 2008, Trail End opened a new exhibit entitled Youngsters to Be Proud Of: The Changing Nature of Childhood as Seen Through Three Generations of Kendrick Family Children. Using members of the extended Kendrick family, the exhibit focused on the changing roles of children in the American household.
As part of the exhibit, Trail End's curatorial staff developed an in-class hands-on program featuring 150 years of changing trends in children's clothing. Through electronic media and object-based presentations, students can compare and contrast how clothing has been made and used, and how styles have changed over the years.
To bring The Fashionable Child program to your classroom, please contact the Trail End State Historic Site at 307-674-4589 at least three weeks in advance.
EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY WORD GAMES
As part of their research, Trail End staff occasionally run across puzzles and games from the early 20th Century that might be of interest to today's students. As we finish working them out ourselves, we'll add them to the website.
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