Praxis at Work: Living History at Old Sturbridge Village

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Praxis at Work: Living History at Old Sturbridge Village

For women living in the 1830s, or for Elizabeth Tyra '14 this summer, preparing wool yarn with which to make clothing was and is a complicated, multi-step process taking several days of carding, spinning, washing, dying, and drying. Tyra and Cynthia Brown '13J experienced first-hand the life of early 19th-century New England villagers as Praxis interns at Old Sturbridge Village, where they portrayed characters for visitors to the living history museum.