Velya Jancz-Urban Presents “Pudd’nheads: Childhood in Colonial America”

09/08/2017 - 7:00 pm
Community Room of the Canterbury, CT Town Hall
1 Municipal Drive - Canterbury, CT 06331

There will be a brief business session at 7:00 pm, followed by the program & refreshments. Free and open to the public. Bring a friend.

Velya Jancz-Urban
Velya Jancz-Urban

We welcome back Velya Jancz-Urban for this program examining unique aspects of American childhood between the late sixteenth and late eighteenth centuries. The discussion will explore 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, including Native American and slave children, who are too often left out of conventional coverage.

Velya Jancz-Urban—author, teacher, and creator of the program she previously presented to us, “The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife”—has  partnered with her herbalist daughter, Ehris Urban, on this presentation. “Pudd’nheads: Childhood in Colonial America” is similar to “The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife” in that it is funny, sad, sweet, and shocking. Dive deeper into our history. There was much more to childhood than hoop rolling and horn books.

Jancz-Urban’s website is at https://groundedgoodwife.com/.

Puddinheads

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