Pudd’nheads: Childhood in Colonial America

We are excited to welcome back Velya Jancz-Urban – author, teacher, and creator of The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife and her herbalist daughter, Ehris Urban, on this unique presentation Pudd’nheads: Childhood in Colonial America on December 12th at 1:00pm. This presentation examines the unique aspects of childhood between the late sixteenth and late eighteenth centuries and explores themes including birthing and childrearing practices, parenting, children’s health and education, naming, gender, play, and rites of passage. Providing fresh historical perspectives on key features of children’s lives, this program offers compelling information on colonial children – as well as Native American and slave children, who are too often left out of conventional coverage.