What Cheer Day at the John Brown House Museum is a day in the life of the Brown family, their visiting friends and townspeople, and household staff in 1800. You can roam through the all three floors of the house interacting with interpreters, observing their activities and conversations, and of course asking them questions! You’ll also have a chance to sample foods from the 18th-century and play historic games on the lawn.
Who Will I Meet?
What Can I Ask the Interpreters?
Remember that anyone dressed in clothing from 1800 is playing a person who lived during that time, and they will not know anything about electricity, phones, or the internet! The role players use both documented facts known about their particular character and general information about the time period to answer your questions.
Need some icebreakers? Here are some questions that you might ask the interpreters:
— How were you educated? Do you think women should be educated? What do you think about the new public schools opening on Monday?
— How do you spend your day?
— Do you think the slave trade is immoral?
— Will you be purchasing any of the goods that have lately come in to Providence? Can you purchase anything you need in stores in Providence?
Thank you to our sponsor, Whole Foods Market at University Heights, Providence, RI!