19 October 2012

Annual Pot Luck November 2

"Annual Meeting & Pot Luck Dinner"

Friday, November 2nd
7:00 pm
First Congregational Church Vestry

presented by 
Farmington Historical Society
Annual Meeting

The Historical Society meets once a year for our annual Pot Luck Dinner.  We meet in the Congregational Church Vestry, bring something to share, and all have dinner.  We also elect our officers at this meeting and organize ourselves for the coming year.
The most important thing, is that we have good food, good company, and good fun.
Join the Farmington Historical Society and join us for our Annual Dinner

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01 October 2012

October 5: One Room School Houses with Stephen Taylor

"New Hampshire's One-Room Schools: The Romance and the Reality"

Friday, October 5, 2012 
7:00 pm
Goodwin Library
Historical Society Museum

presented by 
Stephen Taylor
former NH Commissioner of Agriculture  

Hundreds of one-room schools dotted the landscape of New Hampshire a century ago and were the backbone of primary education for generations of children from the early 19th century onward. These schools are revered in literature and lore, but were beset with problems, some of which are little changed in today's education environment. The greatest of these issues was the method of financing the local school and the vast differences in ability of taxing districts to support education. Other concerns included teacher preparation and quality, curriculum, discipline, student achievement and community involvement in the educational process. Steve Taylor will explore the lasting legacies of the one-room school era and how they echo today.

Learn More

Stephen Taylor Real New Hampshire article on UNH Magazine Online   http://unhmagazine.unh.edu/sp11/steve_taylor.html