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Students Experience Museum of Early Trades and Crafts

Rudy Brandl

Upper School students took a virtual but active trip through time last week. All U.S. history students in the classes of Dr. Raechel Lutz and Mrs. Nicole Nolan participated in a Zoom with Hilary May, the education curator of the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts.

Students enjoyed the opportunity to see and learn about material objects that had real significance for people's daily lives in the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. Students also experienced what it was like to write with a feather quill and a dip pen. 

“I hope the field trip helped students feel connected to the past. Even though we use different tools and objects than they did, we have similar needs: to communicate, to keep warm, to cook or preserve foods. It's those common experiences of humanity that help bind history with the present,” Dr. Lutz said.