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Play, Recreation, and Childhood in the Progressive Era

May 11 @ 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.

Details

Date:
May 11
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Memorial Hall, Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106 United States
Phone:
860-757-6525
Website:
connecticutdigitalnewspaperproject.org

Organizer

Christine Gauvreau
Phone:
860-478-5300
Email:
Christine.Gauvreau@ct.gov
Website:
ctdigitalnewspaperproject.org