One of the most popular recreation events concern schools. Older people like to reminise about their school days and children like to know schools were like when
their parents and older ancestors went to school. Many countries now maintain museums with historic school displays or even living hostory experiences for the
children. Often schools will sponsor special events where the children dress up as a learning experience or to commemorate special events. School recreations of various times are some of the most popular such events, dispalys, and exexpeiences. Such activities often helps to make history mpre interesting for the children.
HBC has received numerous requests from parents asking how to dress their children in various historical or national styles for a variety of events. Considerable information is available on HBC which parents can use to use as a basis for costume design, bith chronological periods and national costuming. While there are many periods and countries that we do not yet cover adequately, there is considerable coverage that has proven useful. What we have not been able to help with is how to inexpensively recreate the outfits. Parents interested in histprical re-enactions are often willing to make expensive purchases. We would like to offer some suggestions on how to create reasonable looking costumes for school events at modest cost.
Many countries now maintain museums with historic school displays or even living hostory experiences for the children. While museum displays are often quite static, many recreation experiences exist where the chidren often go to school for a day in an old-time classroom. Often they have a school equipped like an old school with benches and slate tablets. The chilkdren may be encouraged to dressup in old times clothes. Sometimes there are pinafores for the girls or in France smocks for the children to wear.
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