The Children's Museum of Cleveland
10730 Euclid Ave. (In University Circle)
Cleveland, OH 44106-2208
Centuries of Childhood Exhibit
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Museum opens 10:00 am to 4:45 pm
Final Day for Centuries of Childhood: An American Story Exhibit
After a hugely successful summer run, “Centuries of Childhood: An American Story” will come to a close on Sunday, September 15, 2013. The purpose of the exhibit is to connect children of today to the history of children from the past by learning firsthand what it was like to be a child during five historical periods of our nation’s history.
Learn about the lives of Onatah, a 7 year old Iroquois girl as she recounts life in the Great Lakes Region in the 1700’s. Play in her long house and canoe. Visit with Gregory who at 10 is a Colonial apprentice. He shares his story of working and living away from home. Visit the shops. Ride his horse. Then there is Clara, a pioneer girl heading west with her family in 1840. Pack the covered wagon and explore the campsite. Meet Jacob who is a Jewish boy living in Cleveland in the late 1800’s. He immigrated to America. Discover the ship that brought him and the Statue of Liberty that welcomed him. Lastly, there is Michael a mid-20th century African American child moving from the Deep South to Chicago. Ride the train that carried him north. Visit his first classroom and see life through his eyes.
Each historical child character has their own story to tell about what it was like growing up in America during their time and in their culture. Included in the exhibit are replicas of artifacts, home settings and traditional clothing which will help transport modern children and parents back to a different time and place. The exhibit is free with a paid admission or Museum Membership.
About The Children’s Museum of Cleveland
Offering a variety of hands-on, family-oriented exhibits and programming, The Children's Museum of Cleveland is the Northeast Ohio destination and resource for all young children, parents and caregivers to engage in fun, innovative, interactive play that accelerates the child's creativity, development and education. The Children's Museum is located at 10730 Euclid Avenue in University Circle. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Regular admission is $7.00 for children and adults and free for infants 11 months and younger. The Museum’s operations are funded in part by the generous support of over 1,200 member families, and these members always receive the benefit of free admission. For more information about The Children's Museum of Cleveland visit www.ClevelandChildrensMuseum.org.
The Children’s Museum of Cleveland receives public support with local tax dollars from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, to preserve and enrich our region’s artistic and cultural heritage.