American Decades: Hidden History

Instructor: Alexandra Small

Ages: 9-11, 12-18

Course Cost: $120

Payment Instructions: Cash, Check to Alexandra Small


Course Description:

We are all familiar with the major events in our 245-year history. But there are so many others that are hidden and all but forgotten. From The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire to Prohibition to Hooverville, we’ll examine the impact on society. What’s the truth about the Alamo? Why are we still talking about the Wounded Knee Massacre 131 years later? Did the streets of Boston really flood with molasses? What was the great hurricane of 1900? What was it like to be a hobo riding the rails in 1894 or a family living in the Dustbowl of the 1930’s? And what was the often forgotten 1923 Rosewood Massacre in Florida? From the amusing to the outrageous, these events put their stamp on the country.