This gallery looks into the daily life of the New England colonist family prior to, during, and after the Revolutionary War. You will see period pieces, their influence, and practical use here in the Boston area. Not only are these artifacts on view at the MFA, but are particularly special to the Boston area, as the artisans who crafted these objects were generally from this area.
Understand the value of primary sources vs. secondary sources
Describe the influence that the New England climate, geography, and resources available shaped the economy and society of this time period
Relate daily life in the 17th and 18th centuries to daily life today
Appreciation of the artifact as well as the artist
What is different from daily life today?
What is similar to life today?
What is missing from these rooms?
How did life change over the course of the Revolution?
Why is it important to keep and preserve these artifacts?
Using this Resource:
The content of this gallery is divided into different sections:
Pre-Revolutionary: Brown-Pearl Hall
Revolutionary Period: The Jaffrey House and Shepard House
Post-Revolutionary: Oak Hill Dining Room, Parlor, and Bedroom
Each contains a picture view of the room, as well as a few objects that can be found in that room.
Created BySandy Lemon