Children: Chores and Leisure

History Comes Alive!  The Historic Odessa Foundation’s school program offers educators a well-documented, interactive and hands-on sampler of 18th century life in colonial Delaware.  Although designed specifically with Delaware teachers in mind, our program is broad enough to accommodate school from other states, homeschoolers, youth organizations and summer camps.

Life was busy for children in Odessa in the 18th century….chores and studies filled most of the day.  From an early age, families depended upon each member for time consuming and demanding labor.  Even the children of genteel families had duties and responsibilities assisting in the smooth functioning of their family households. Still…there was time for fun.  Explore a  child’s  world of work and amusement in our workshop, Children: Chores and Leisure.

Contact our Education Office Wednesday and Friday at 302-378-5562 or e-mail our Education Curator, Johnnye Baker, at