Planning an Anniversary Event at your school
Many schools plan history events for significant anniversaries of their school’s founding. These events are a great way to immerse students in history that is directly relevant to them and their communities. We often have queries for ideas and support of these events, so we thought we’d share with you some of our tips for holding a great anniversary event.
If there is one thing that most historical recreations get wrong, it’s probably teeth. Dental care in the past, like most of the medical profession, was generally dreadful. Consequently many people would have had rotten, missing or crude false teeth. Even here at Sovereign Hill, most of us have a good set of chompers… certainly a greater number than would have been the reality in the 1850′s!
Dental care of the past: a soldier receiving dental treatment c.1915-1918 (Image from the State Library of Victoria)