BHS to Discuss One-Room Schools

BHS to Discuss One-Room Schools

BHS to Discuss One-Room Schools

Pleasant Valley School was located on the west side of Bennington.

Bennington Historical Society (BHS) will meet at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, at the Bennington Museum for a presentation on one-room schools, commonplace throughout Bennington Country until the 1960s. Students met in a single room where one teacher taught reading, writing and arithmetic to several grades of children at the same time. Many of these schools were heated with potbellied stoves  and had no indoor plumbing. Many of the structures still exist, often repurposed as homes. Join retired school teacher and Bennington Historical Society board member Beverly Petrelis as she tells the stories of some of these schools and their students, especially in the years between 1930 and 1960, and through a series of photographs and personal anecdotes bring this bygone era to life once again. All Bennington Historical Society Meetings are free and open to the public. To learn more about BHS, visit


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