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GHS presentation at Patten Free Library
Town History Series

Sat, February 6, 2016 @ 10:30 am, Patten Free Library, Bath, ME

A Look Back at Georgetown’s Many Schools
& What They Teach Us Now

school On an island with few good road and a population clustered in several small villages, it’s no surprise that the how and where of teaching Georgetown children has varied greatly over the years. On February 6th GHS will share images and personal stories not only about the schools, the teachers and children but also what we have and can learn about our town’s culture, economy, and values from the way schools were established and abandoned over the decades. Better be there - there might be a quiz later!

 


sign2016 GHS February “Vacation”

For the last two years we’ve designated February as the month to focus volunteer energy on organizing the historical collections at the GHS Center. It has been so successful that we are doing it again in 2016. GHS will be closed to the public in February while volunteers work on Mondays and Wednesdays on various projects - some of which can even be taken home if a volunteer finds it more appealing to stay by the wood stove. This year’s primary focus will be to organize, catalog, and preserve the over-sized paper items in the flat files including maps, posters, photographs, and official documents. Other efforts will include research for our upcoming spring exhibit on Georgetown schools and education, as well as indexing the most recent five years of the Tide. Chester Horne is planning a presentation to interested volunteers about using Internet sources for genealogical research. This will help us to offer another level of service to those family researchers who come through our doors. So, please consider joining in on the fun (we do laugh a lot and have snacks) while also helping your community preserve and share its history.

If you are interested, please email Ginny Hopcroft at ginny@hopcroft.info or phone GHS at 207.371.9200. We hope to see you soon. The wooden sign that once hung at the corner of West Georgetown and Bay Point Roads now resides in the GHS archival vault.



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