Remember the old schoolhouse desks where your seat was connected to the desk of the student behind you? How about when Edmonds High and Woodway High were two different schools? Ever attend a one-room schoolhouse?
See and learn about all this and more at “Washington Schoolhouses,” the new exhibit at the Edmonds Historical Museum. Beginning with the mid-19th century roots of public education in Washington, the exhibit features an extensive collection of photographs, artifacts, and oral history related to our schools. Special interpretive displays from the Washington State Historical Society highlight this state’s pioneering role in making quality education available to all. Through these displays, visitors will learn how the landmark Barefoot Schoolboy Law of 1895 established Washington State as an early leader in funding public education, setting us on the road to become a place where every child has equal opportunity and access to education.
“Washington Schoolhouses” opened on Saturday, Jan. 31 and will continue until Sunday, April 12, 2015
For more information or to arrange for special group or school tours, contact the Museum at 425-774-0900 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Museum is located in Edmonds’ historic 1910 Carnegie Library at 118 5th Ave. N. It is open year-round between 1 and 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, but opens early on spring and summer Farmers Market days. Suggested donation in lieu of an admission fee is $5 for adults, and $2 for students.
Learn more at the Museum’s website.