A Progressive Education in Turn of the Century New Milford
In central New Milford, Ingleside School provided an education for young women that was ahead of its time. From mathematics to housework to rifle practice, Ingleside taught its students academics as well as character. Ingleside School 1891-1914: A Progressive Education in Turn of the Century New Milford will give a glimpse into what a student did in day to day life.
Through student-written yearly accounts, much is learned about the girls’ musical shows, athletic standings, and the on-going competition to be a member of the idolized Pansy Club. It was clear that Ingleside Students were encouraged to be individuals and loved to live life to the fullest. From photographs of the girls posing, to gossip columns, and very detailed stories about past Pansy Periods, it is evident that every girl cared deeply about the school and all it gave to them.
From the perspective of a current high school student at New Milford High School, Emma Harvison will be curating the exhibit to highlight the similarities about teenage life from the early 1900s to present day, and emphasizes how progressive and valuable an Ingleside education was.
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The New Milford Historical Society & Museum has both permanent and temporary exhibits on view at the Society, located just north of the historic and scenic New Milford Green at N° 6, Aspetuck Avenue.
Our hours are Tuesday - Friday from 12:00 - 3:00, Saturday 11-2, closed Sunday, and by appointment. (Click
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Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for students, and children under 12 are free, as are members.