Tuesday, February 12, 2013

New Hampshire's One Room Rural Schools

Perry Smith/UNH Photographic Services
Merrimack Public Library, in cooperation with the Merrimack Historical Society and the NH Humanities Council, will host “New Hampshire’s One-Room Rural Schools: The Romance and the Reality” on Tuesday, February 19 at 7 p.m. Steve Taylor will explore the lasting legacy of the one-room schools, which actually faced many of the same challenges as 21st century schools.

Taylor has a long history as a champion of New Hampshire's farmers and farm culture. He was NH Commissioner of Agriculture for 25 years and served as an ex officio member of the University System Board of Trustees. With his three sons, he runs the Taylor Brothers Sugarhouse and Creamery in Plainfield. And he travels around NH giving presentations through the NH Humanities Council, so we can all learn about the Granite State's rich rural history.
This event comes to Merrimack through a generous grant from the NH Humanities Council, which is committed to connecting ideas with communities. The program is free and open to adults and teens. A brief meeting of the Merrimack Historical Society will precede the presentation. Seating is limited and registration is recommended. Visit the library’s online calendar , call 424-5021 or email to save your seat.


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