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Exhibit: Centuries of Childhood: An American Story

September 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - December 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


September 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am
December 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Mercer Museum

Come meet Onatah, a 7 year old Iroquois girl, who recounts life in the Great Lakes Region in the 1700’s; Gregory, a 10 year old Colonial apprentice; Clara, a pioneer girl who heads west with her family in 1840; Jacob, a Jewish boy living in Cleveland in the late 1800’s; and Michael a mid-20th century African-American child moving from the Deep South to Chicago.   The immersive exhibit lets kids paddle a canoe, practice early trades, ride on a horse and carriage and explore an immigrant ship.  Specially designed for children 2-8.   Included with museum admission.

Created and traveled by:

Locally sponsored by:
Marv and Dee Ann Woodall

Brian and Louise McLeod
Tom Thomas

Support for programming is provided by Booktenders’ Secret Garden Children’s Bookstore.


All the concrete used to construct Fonthill (1908-1910) was mixed by hand!
Rollo's Fact 2

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