Lowell Lecture

Unknown Hands: Everyday Life of Bostonians in 1800

Date & Time

Sept. 1, 2014


Otis House Museum
141 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114-2702
Driving Directions


Museum Educators

Presenting Organization

Historic New England



Programs are offered free of charge for Boston Public School students in grades K-9 and include bus transportation to the Otis House Museum, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston.Programs are offered from September 2014 - June 2015.

Unknown Hands: Everyday Life of Bostonians in 1800: Students learn about work, family, household, and neighborhood life as it was 200 years ago by assuming roles of real working-class and wealthy Bostonians in 1800. Led by "house servants," students visit the home of the Otis family, work as "apprentices" in a plaster workshop, and explore their 1800s neighborhood, historic Beacon Hill. The visit ends with a lively wrap-up game that reinforces the concepts learned throughout the day. 4 hour program for grades 4-9.