The Mary Wooster Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will present a special program, “Pudd’nheads: Childhood in Colonial America” on Sunday, April 29 at the Danbury Museum, 43 Main Street in Danbury. The program will begin at 2pm.
The program, conducted by Velya Jancz-Urban, author, teacher and creator of “The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife” and her daughter Ehris Urban, will examine the unique aspects of childhood between the late sixteenth and late eighteenth centuries and explore themes including birthing and childrearing practices, parenting, children's health and education, naming, gender, play, and rites of passage. The program will offer compelling information on colonial children - as well as Native American and slave children who are too often left out of conventional coverage.
Refreshments and a silent auction will follow the program. All proceeds from the event will be utilized by the Chapter to support its community service projects benefitting deployed soldiers, veterans, educational opportunities, and women’s issues.
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was formed in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. Since its founding in 1890, the DAR has admitted more than 950,000 members. During 2018, the Mary Wooster Chapter is proud to be celebrating its 125th anniversary. It is one of thirty-nine Chapters in Connecticut.