Adams Schoolhouse Exhibit–Saturday June 7th, 2-4 PM

Adams Schoolhouse – Easton’s One-Room Schoolhouse Education Exhibit

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The Historical Society of Easton welcomes you to visit a very special exhibit on One-Room Schoolhouse Education at the Adams Schoolhouse on Saturday, June 7th between 2 PM and 4 PM. The Society has compiled a pictorial chronicle featuring the history of educating students in the one-room schools that dotted our town from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. This exhibit is the largest exhibit the Society has held in the past two decades.

For the very first time, items scanned from the Society’s archives will be on display in the Adams Schoolhouse filling the walls with treasures from our past. Among the featured items on display are photographs of the school houses in addition to their teachers and students as well as original curriculum, student classwork, school newspapers, report cards, tuition bills and invoices of school expenses.

Interesting to note, saving the Adams Schoolhouse was the precipitating factor in the formation of the Historical Society of Easton in 1968. Now, it will be the backdrop to our largest educational exhibit. Please join us on Saturday June 7th at the Adams Schoolhouse located at 345 Westport Road and step back in time. While there is no admission charge for this special exhibit, the Society would welcome donations so that we can make several needed repairs to the Adams Schoolhouse.

For more information please contact the Historical Society of Easton at 203-261-209 or consult our One_Room_Schoolhouse Exhibit Flyer.

Letterboxing conclusion party- May 18th

Keep Letterboxing!!!

Sunday, May 18 Party Concludes

The Great Letterboxing History Hunt!

From 4-5 at the Wilton Historical Society – Grand Prize will be awarded!

Letterboxers! Don’t miss the celebratory conclusion of The Great Letterboxing History Hunt, on Sunday, May 18, from 4-5. All participants are invited to the event, to be held at the Wilton Historical Society.

Letterboxers who stamp their Official Map at all eight locations will be entered in a drawing for some fantastic prizes and a wonderful Grand Prize – a super duper deluxe picnic basket for four. Don’t forget to bring your stamped map to the party! All prizes will be awarded at this fun family event. There will be refreshments and live music with Leigh Richards on acoustic guitar.

From the kickoff on Saturday, May 3 to the conclusion on Sunday, May 18, letterboxers have been busy visiting eight local historical organizations as they follow clues, find letterboxes, and stamp their Official Maps. The collaborating organizations are: The Fairfield Museum and History Center, the Historical Society of Easton, the New Canaan Historical Society, the Norwalk Historical Society, Ridgefield’s Keeler Tavern, the Weston Historical Society, the Westport Historical Society and the Wilton Historical Society.

Complete information about the Great Letterboxing History Hunt can be found at the event’s “host” – the Wilton Historical Society – at www.wiltonhistorical.org. Contacts, addresses, and links for each of the historical organizations, plus the downloadable Official Map and clues are posted.

Letterboxing, which originated on the moors of Dartmoor, England in the 1850s, is an outdoor walking or hiking activity that combines elements of orienteering, stamp art and puzzle-solving in a treasure hunt-style quest. It is a wonderful family activity, offering a chance to learn about reading maps, following clues, and local history.