OSWEGO, NY – Residents and children of all ages went back in time to the Victorian era recently thanks to the Richardson-Bates Museum and AmeriCorps member Nicole Westerbeck.
The program gave children of all ages and seniors the opportunity to learn, experience, and reminisce about a time long since passed.
Victorian games, attire and music was all part of the ambiance for the afternoon.
While children learned games of dominoes, jacks, and catâ€™s cradle, residents donned their lace and wide rimmed hats while playing crochet and making decorative flowers.
â€œWhile the program was a unique learning experience for the children who attended, it was a part of history that many residents recall from their own parents and grandparents of an era long ago,â€ said Julie Chetney, senior living coordinator.