A Whole-House Exhibit at the Trail End State Historic Site
March 2008 - December 2008
Rosa-Maye & Manville Kendrick (AHC Kendrick Collection, TESHS)
(Kendrick Collection, TESHS)
Laura Zook to Eula Kendrick, 1900
AMERICANS PREFER TO look at the past through rose-colored glasses. When we think about what childhood used to be like, we tend to think of our favorite fictional characters: Tom Sawyer running barefoot through the grass; Laura Ingalls playing outside her one-room school; Nancy Drew sitting in her room doing her homework; "The Beav" coming home to his mother's milk and cookies.
For many American children, however, the reality was much different. Did you know:
By using the experiences of three generations of the Kendrick family, this exhibit shows the many ways that childhood has changed over the years, both for good and ill.
State Historic Site