One of the traditional Hands On History programs that the Historical Society offers to the Wolcott Street school students is “The One Room School.” The kids have an opportunity to experience learning the 3 R’s and doing some geography. There is also a spelling B and sharing stories about what it was like to go to a one room school. This year, of course, they won’t be coming to LeRoy House, so we are getting ready to send the one room school across the street. We can’t move all the school desks and the black board and teacher’s desk, but we can send over the slates and McGuffy readers, and the chap books. We have written a short history booklet about the schools in LeRoy, beginning with the 1801 log school that was built on East Main Road....
A Necessary Discussion
by Lynne Belluscio