2016-08-11 / News Briefs

‘Under the Petticoats’ at Founders Day

Have you ever wondered about the day-to-day lives of our Colonial ancestors? Were the good old days really that good? Exactly how did one use a chamber pot? How many skirts did one woman wear at a time? How often did they bathe?

For answers to these and other fascinating questions, come hear Pat Perry’s talk “Under the Petticoats,” at about 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20.

The Middletown Founders Day celebration at Paradise Park, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. will also feature the 1810 Boyd’s Windmill under full sail, free Johnny cakes, the Navy Band, Lois Vaughan Jazz, and new exhibits in the museum. The Sons of the Union Civil War Veterans will have their camp set up with cannons and the Newport Artillery will represent the Revolutionary War. For more information, call 401-849-1870 or visit middletownhistory.org.

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