Historical Society to present 'One-room School Days' program

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By The Staff

The Spencer County Historical and Genealogical  Society’s annual dinner will be held upstairs at the Sanctuary Art Center,  95 East Main Street, at 6:30 p.m. on March 28.

Lynwood Montell, emeritus professor of Folk Studies at Western Kentucky University, will be the guest speaker.
Montell relates stories told by former teachers about the one-room school era.  The experiences highlighted in those stories are truly insightful and relative to life and times prior to television — and even after, in many instances. Teachers and students walked along dirt or muddy roads, crossed creek beds or rode horses or mules to reach the secluded areas that were home to one-room schoolhouses. In this talk, Montell relays the stories he collected — including from Taylorsville’s own local historian, Hilda Snider —  which described the school-day events, teacher-student relationships, students’ personal relationships, lunch-time foods and activities, stories about other teachers, and the importance of one-room schools as viewed by their teachers.
The public is cordially invited, but reservations are required by March 21.  The cost per person will be $12.00.  Please contact Hilda Snider at 502-477-2980.
This event is sponsored by the Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society and funded in part by The Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc and The National Endowment for Humanities.