Registration is Now Open for CSAA Schoolhouse Conference!
Colby Sawyer College, New London, NH, June 11-14, 2017
The response to our 2017 annual conference has been phenomenal, and sooner than anticipated, we already have a complete schedule of presenters! Registration is now open for those planning to attend and we certainly promise a well-rounded program. Below we have posted the titles of our presentations and will be adding full descriptions in the coming weeks.
Be prepared to meet schoolhouse enthusiasts from all over the country, writers, teachers and professors, re-enactors, historians, artists, preservationists, former students, museum curators, historical society members, and friends of country schools.
We all recognize the importance of these tiny little schools to the history of American education and wish to preserve those remaining for as long as possible. Please consider attending the CSAA in New London, NH, our second and possibly last in New Hampshire. Popularity of this annual conference has found us alternating between east and west. In 2018 we will be heading to the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska!
We now have a full complement of presentations for our two-day program! See the list of topics to date.
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Presentations for 2017 include:
(detailed descriptions and presenter bios will follow when the program is complete)
"19th Century Tablets: Slates"
"Finger Lakes Preservation"
"Bitter Fight Over Consolidation"
"One, Two, Buckle Your Shoe, Three, Four: Now How to Open the Door?"
"What the Hectograph? A School System's Copy Machine"
WORKSHOP: "Nooning in the 1800's: Hands-on Experience with Period Toys"
"New England Teachers, Western Schools: Catharine Beecher's Moral Crusade"
"School of the Very High Mountains"
"De-Lighted!"- An Encounter with Theodore Roosevelt
"Yesterday's Schools: Capturing Their Stories Through Photography"
"Launching a 50-Year Teaching Career: Burnt Bay School and Beyond"
"Learning the Recitation Way: 19th and 20th Century Classroom Recitation Lessons"
"Invisible Assets: Rise of Delaware African-American Schools"
"Location, Location, Location: The Placement of Restored Country Schools"
"Oxen Power: Moving the Orleans County Grammar School!"
"Country School Innovations"
"The Praxis of Disability and One-Room Schools in Ohio"
"Back to School: Lessons from Norwich's One-Room Schoolhouses"
"Horance Mann: Father of Country Schools?"
Our keynote speakers include historian, former Commissioner of Agriculture, farmer, and founding Executive Director of the NH Humanities Council, Steve Taylor, "NH's One-Room Rural Schools: The Romance and the Reality," and local artist and author Sue Anne Bottomley, who has visited and painted scenes from EVERY town in New Hampshire for her book "Colorful Journeys."
We will be making a special visit to the New London Historical Society on Monday afternoon to visit their 18 restored historical buildings and their museum housing antique carriages and sleighs.
We will be treated to the New England premiere of the award winning film by Kelly and Tammy Rundle, "Country School: One Room * One Nation."
We will hear from the spirits of some prominent citizens of Hooksett, NH, buried next door to the Head Schoolhouse. (an autumn schoolhouse fundraiser)