Needham Historical Society on Central Avenue.
We are asking all students to come to school that day wearing clothes and bringing lunches that are as historically appropriate as possible. Girls should wear dresses or long skirts with cotton blouses. Bonnets, aprons or shawls, if available, could also be worn. Boys are asked to wear cotton pants and shirts, or flannel shirts. Tee shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, baseball caps or sneakers would not have been worn at that time. Please do not spend any money on this project. Make due with what you have in your house. Examples of period clothing can be found at: http://mitchell.needham.k12.ma.us/schoolhouse/photo/index.htm.
In addition, students should bring their own lunch in a basket,
small metal pail, or large cloth with foods and packaging available in
the 1840’s. For example, they could bring sandwiches and fresh fruit wrapped in napkins and cloth, but no juice boxes, chips, packaged materials or any item that needs refrigeration. Water and cups will be provided at the school.
Thank you in advance for helping us make this trip to the Little Red Schoolhouse an exciting and memorable field trip!