Outreach Programs

Early Schooling

Grades K-6

Students will try to recreate a school day from late 19th or early 20th century Vermont by using reproduction school materials.  Reciting lessons, using slates, making copy books and paper cups, writing with quill pens, singing patriotic songs and more will offer your class a better understanding of some of the earlier, everyday educational practices of those times.  The class will learn about the chores both teachers and students were expected to perform at school.

Please allow a full 2 hours for this program.

Addison Vermont school children c. 1908 from the Henry Sheldon Museum collection.

Breadloaf school children Vermont school children c. 1908 from the Henry Sheldon Museum collection.

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