Children play a 19th century game.
Children play a 19th century game. (Courtesy June Cloutier)

GROTON —On June 4 and 5, the third-graders from Florence Roche and Swallow Union schools visited the Williams Barn for a program developed by the Groton Woman's Club several year ago, depicting how children lived in the 1800s.

The children made butter, played music, quilted, and played with toys and games. They saw a timber framer and a cooper at work. Leo (Williams) Wyatt gave his family's history.

The children also visited the Sawtell School, a one-room schoolhouse on Chicopee Row.


Tracey Molaskey explains quilting to students.
Tracey Molaskey explains quilting to students. (Courtesy June Cloutier)


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Uwe Tobies, timberframer, of Tobies Restorations pf Groton, shows off his craft
Uwe Tobies, timberframer, of Tobies Restorations pf Groton, shows off his craft (Courtesy June Cloutier)

"Colonial boys" Wendy Jones, left, and Carly Detwiller
"Colonial boys" Wendy Jones, left, and Carly Detwiller (Courtesy June Cloutier)