Experiencing life during the 1800's

10:03 PM, Aug 19, 2012   |    comments
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BREWER, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- The city of Brewer offered people a chance to learn a little bit about what life was like 200 years ago as part of Brewers Living History Day.

At the children's garden, people sawed wood, punched holes in tin and even washed clothes by hand. This was one of many activities going on in the city on Saturday to show what life was like before electricity, indoor plumbing and other modern comforts. The executive director of the bicentennial Gibran Graham said this was a good way for people to learn how people lived in the 1800's, and maybe keep some old traditions alive.

"It's great to be able to see where we've come from. The types of things that we've learned from our past. I think that as families and kids are able to experience some of these activities today, they really will start to maybe start to explore some of them a little more just from having that experience," Graham said.

There will be other events going on in the coming weeks for the bicentennial. To see those events go to www.brewermaine.gov and click on community.


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