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Play, Recreation, and Childhood in the Progressive Era
May 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join us for a brown bag lunch presentation by Dr. Allison Horrocks.
In the late 19th century, Connecticut was highly regarded by many experts as a pioneering state for its expansive network of parks, playgrounds, and other spaces for recreation. Through the development of these spaces, children's play became a far more regulated matter. Learn more about the business of shaping play during this talk on Connecticut's history of youth and recreation.
Dr. Allison Horrocks is a public historian. Her primary research interest is the history of home economics. In addition to teaching at the University of Connecticut, Allison has been employed at a range of house museums and historic sites.