|Welcome to the House!
|General Information about Dog-Trot & Early Houses
Toys, Needlework, Writing, Women's Roles, Education
Scroll down to see some 19th century artifacts.
|THE 19th Century Woman
|TOYS & DOLLS
|SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION
Schooling in the 19th Century was different than schooling today.
While there were "common schools" in some areas (similar to our
public schools today), education was not free. Students still had to
supply their own books. Often parents had to supply the
schoolhouse, furniture, wood for heating, and other necessities.
Sometimes parents had to board the teacher as well. School terms
might last only a few months at a time.
In addition to common schools, there were many private and
parochial schools. These ranged from a few scholars being
taught by a local minister or an elderly spinster, to large boarding
Some children lived too far from a school or could not afford the
books to attend school. Some were taught at home by their
parents, and others taught themselves. Some people never
learned to read or write.
|The Ursuline Convent in New
Orleans started educating girls in
1727. It is usually considered the
oldest girls' school west of the