Students are given Certificates of Merit on the last day of Miss Eliza's Summer Session, 1997.
One-Room Schools - Gone But Not Forgotten
In 1991 the Honeoye Falls/Town of Mendon Historical
Society began the transformation of an old one-room schoolhouse
into a living history museum. Mendon District School Number 15 was
moved to the Village of Honeoye Falls and opened to the public as
part of a Village Days celebration. The opening was met with great
enthusiasm, and the Historical Society went on to restore the
schoolhouse and develop a program to preserve its history. During
the 19th and early 20th century, the rural school often also served
as a church, meeting place, and theater, thereby bringing the
community together. One of the Historical Society's educational
programs is "Miss Eliza's Summer Session", a week-long summer class
for graduating fourth-graders. During the class, the children dress
in period clothing and are immersed in an educational experience
from the past.
Originally submitted by: Thomas M. Reynolds, Representative (27th District).
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