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Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia  

509 Ewart Ave.
P.O. Box 2514
Beckley, WV

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Centuries of Childhood: An American Story

 September - December, 2014


In "Centuries of Childhood: An American Story", children

will connect the stories of American history to their own

experiences by learning about the lives of five historical

children and their families.

Onatah, a 7 year old Iroquois girl, recounts life

in the Great Lakes Region in the 1700’s.

Explore the long house and paddle the canoe.

Gregory, at 10, is a Colonial apprentice. He shares his

story of working and living away from home.

Visit the trade shops. Ride his horse.

Clara, a pioneer girl, heads west with her family in 1840.

Pack the covered wagon. Explore her campsite.

Jacob is a Jewish immigrant boy living in Cleveland in

the late 1800’s. Discover the ship that brought him and

the Statue of Liberty that welcomed him.

Michael is 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.

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