I have some exciting news to share!
Last summer, I had the pleasure of visiting Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts. It’s a beautiful, sprawling living history museum that focuses on life in early, rural United States.
Recently, a friend of mine who home-schools her children asked me about what daily life would have been like for kids in early rural America. It was an interesting question, and I admitted I do not know all that much about it. So of course, I thought of Old Sturbridge Village and decided to send an email to their educational resources department to see if I could interview someone for the purpose of doing up an illustrated blog post about it.
Well, one of Sturbridge’s historians, Tom Kelleher, wrote back and said he would be willing to work on this with me!
He also asked me to please relay that Sturbridge has five special days a year dedicated to home-schoolers; they offer discounted admissions and lots of extra programs on these days.
The Village also offers “Discovery Days,” in which children can dress in the garb of the early 1800s and experience what life was like in that time period.
Information about both programs is available at the Village’s website: https://www.osv.org/
I am really looking forward to doing this interview and subsequent illustrations! If you have any questions that you think I should ask Tom and the other Sturbridge historians, feel free to send me an Ask or Fanmail, or you may email me at email@example.com!