Family Living Center
Location: Behind Cultural Hall
The Family Living Center is a joint effort between Nauvoo Historic Sites and the state of Illinois. Its purpose is to provide demonstrations about domestic life for visiting school children and families. Many tasks in a frontier community involved all members of the family. Children could be assigned to churn butter, gather stones for candle making, card wool, and more. Apprentices could begin to learn a trade as young as age twelve.
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