Saturday, March 7, 2009

Burwell School

Mary's Time Travel class visited Burwell School, one of the earliest female academies in North Carolina. The Burwells opened their school in 1837. The house, school building, and Necessary still stand on the property.

The kids took a tour of the house and school room. While they were mixing up some home remedies from household items, Audrey and I explored around in the garden and found the Necessary. Apparently, brick ones were rare.

After the home remedy workshop, there was a choice of an architectural scavenger hunt or a demonstration of getting dressed. Audrey and Mary both went to the clothing demonstration. The docents talked about the different items of clothing women from different stations in life would wear, and then the girls got to find out how many layers a lady would have to put on each morning.

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