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You Be the Historian


Historians study the everyday lives of people who lived in the past by looking at clues: the objects and documents that people left behind and that have somehow survived. Someday future historians interested in the history of the late 20th century may study your family!

See if you can figure out what life was like 200 years ago for Thomas and Elizabeth Springer's family in New Castle, Delaware.

At the same time discover what historians in the next century could learn about you if they found your house exactly the way it is today.

Your house in the year 2050.
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