Pudd’nheads: Childhood in Colonial America
Tuesday, February 28th at 7:00 in the Meeting Room. It wasn’t all hoops and horn books. The Puritan cure for bedwetting was to take the child to the churchyard and have him/her urinate on the grave of a child of the opposite sex. The Colonial Goodwife returns with fresh historical perspectives on key features of children’s lives, including those of Native American and slave children, who are too often left out of conventional coverage.