'Life as a Student
in a One Room School' to be presented at Dickson Mounds
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[October 10, 2012]
-- What was it
like to attend a one-room school? As part of the Spoon River Reads
project, Dickson Mounds Museum and the Fulton County Arts Council
will present "Life as a Student in a One Room School" on Saturday.
Visitors will learn about the history of one-room schools in Fulton
County. Participants may come dressed in 19th-century or early
20th-century garb and enjoy a hands-on craft project.
Both the East and West Waterford schools on the museum grounds will
be open to the public to view the exhibits between 1 and 3 p.m.,
with ongoing children’s activities in the East Waterford School
Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
This program is a collaborative effort between Dickson Mounds
Museum, the Fulton County Arts Council and the Spoon River Reads
project. The Fulton County Arts Council is partially funded by the
Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
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The Illinois State Museum -- Dickson Mounds is located between
Lewistown and Havana, off Illinois Routes 78 and 97. The museum is
open free to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Tours
and special programs are available for groups with reservations.
For more information, call 309-547-3721 or TTY 217-782-9175, or
visit the museum's website at
www.experiencedicksonmounds.com. On Facebook, like Illinois
State Museum-Dickson Mounds.
[Text from file received from
Dickson Mounds Museum]