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OCT 22

A Day in the Life of Sadie & Mollie Shriver

Sadie Shriver was seven years old in 1863; her younger sister Mollie was five. Their lives were very different from a child’s life today. Without television or computers, most of their day was occupied helping their mother, Hettie, around the house. Youngsters today would be surprised by the chores these young girls performed - from emptying chamber pots and working in the garden to helping with laundry and household tasks, to learning how to cook and prepare meals, their lives were quite busy.

On Saturday, October 22, travel back in time to get a glimpse of a by-gone era and see what life was like for a young girl in the mid-19th century. This special event, A Day in the Life of Sadie & Mollie Shriver, is one of the programs offered during the 20th anniversary of the Shriver House Museum.

Children will learn the art of grinding fresh cinnamon, butter making, play games in the garden, tour the Shrivers’ home to see Sadie & Mollie’s bedroom and toys, learn about bathing and school and children’s clothing of the time. Pink lemonade and a snack will be served, and youngsters will make a craft to take home as a lasting memory of their look back at a time long ago.

Space is limited, so only one adult per child may attend; reservations are required. This activity is designed for children from 5 to 10 years of age and is not suitable for children under 5. For additional information or to make a reservation for ‘A Day in the Life of Sadie & Mollie Shriver’, contact the Shriver House Museum by calling 717-337-2800.

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