Old English City

This exhibit will give a chilling view of the health hazards rampant in early cities, including dirt, reckless waste disposal, litter, rats, vermin, crowds, and diseases. Museum visitors can get a feel for what it was like to be a chimney sweep by standing in a cramped chimney mock-up, and hearing the sad story of chimney sweep boys from the 1700’s and 1800s in England and other countries. Visitors can also take a look at an original coal furnace used in the old brick building that houses the museum.

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