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Lowell Program

Unknown Hands: Everyday Life of Bostonians in 1800


Programs are offered by appointment from September 2016 – June 2017.

Historic New England


Otis House Museum

Students learn about work, family, household, and neighborhood life as it was 200 years ago by assuming roles of real working-class and wealthy Bostonians in 1800. Led by "house servants," students visit the home of the Otis family, work as "apprentices" in a plaster workshop, and explore their 1800s neighborhood, historic Beacon Hill. The visit ends with a lively wrap-up game that reinforces the concepts learned throughout the day. 4 hour program for grades 4-9.


Youth Education


Kate Milazzo, Education Program Assistant (, (617) 994-5939)

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