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Second Saturday Hart Cluett House Tour
Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

Second Saturday Hart Cluett House Tour

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The Children of the Hart Cluett House 

26 children were born to the Hart and the two branches of the Cluett families. 22 of the children lived in the house. This tour will focus on growing up in the house, including the children’s education and their role in the community as they reached adulthood. Using information gleaned from oral histories, diaries and bills, we will regal you with stories about two parties that took place in the house, one in 1855 and the other in 1904. This tour will explore all three floors of the house.

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Saturday HCH Tour - Illness & Death in the Hart-Cluett House
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

Saturday HCH Tour - Illness & Death in the Hart-Cluett House

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Illness and Death in the Hart-Cluett House

Using information gleaned from the Hart Papers and the Amanda Cluett diary we will tour the Hart-Cluett House from the perspective of 19th century medicine and burial practices that were used by the Harts and Cluetts.  Discussion will include such topics as toxemia in childbirth, typhoid and yellow fever, quarantines, and burial practices.  This is a tour that will cover all three floors of the house, the basement and first floor are handicapped accessible, the 2nd floor is not handicapped accessible.

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