Team A Visits the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum 2017
Team A seventh graders from Davisville Middle School in Rhode Island went on a field trip to the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum in Saunderstown, Rhode Island. Students traveled to the museum to learn about the dangers of smokeless tobacco along with what it was like to be a "slave" in Rhode Island. Students traveled to five different stations.
Many experts helped to make the day exciting and educational.
The famous American artist, Gilbert Stuart was born in 1755, Suanderstown, Rhode Island. The house was built in 1750 to house the snuff mill business and was owned by Gilbert Stuart's family. Stuart was born on the main floor in a room known as the "birth room" on December 3, 1755. Stuart was one of America's best known portrait artists. Many of his paintings (replicas) were hung up around the house. When Gilbert Stuart painted portraits, he painted the person exactly how they were.
This exceptional field trip was made possible by generous grants from Target Field Trip Grants and Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.
Work on this website was completed by seventh grade students: Alyssa, Kylie, Crisanny, and Chrismayri