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History-to-Go

To schedule History-to-Go at your school or organization please call the museum 508-222-3918.

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Kids During the end of May and the beginning of June, the museum completed its second annual presentation of “History To Go”. This is a program on the history of the Attleboro area with an emphasis on the industrial history of the area. It is presented at the elementary schools to every third grade class in the Attleboro school system.  

The presentation begins with the role of the Native Americans of the region and proceeds through the settlement era, the colonial era, the revolutionary era, the industrial revolution, and Attleboro’s era as a major center of jewelry production. The children are allowed to see and touch many artifacts, such as 4000year old native American stone tools, colonial era tools, and a giant Mets baseball ring made by Balfour Co, that relate to the topics being discussed. They get to hear a 19th century burglar alarm and see an operating model of a steam engine. At the conclusion of the program each student makes and keeps a souvenir key chain. This activity is made possible by The Attleboro Jewelry outlet, Charles Thomae and Son silver, and Guyot Brothers Inc. who donated the keychain components. The museum plans to continue and upgrade this program next year and has received a generous grant from the Attleboro Rotary Club and Sensata Technologies, Inc of Attleboro to fund this improvement. Do you want to know who bought the land that is Attleboro from the Native Americans? Ask a third grader!

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