Schoolhouse Slates the Topic at Pawlett Historical Society Talk

Schoolhouse Slates the Topic at Pawlett Historical Society Talk

Schoolhouse Slates the Topic at Pawlett Historical Society Talk

The Pawlett Historical Society will host a presentation entitled, ‘19th Century Tablets: Schoolhouse Slates’ on Sunday, September 18, at 3 p.m. The program is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Braintree School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. Refreshments will be provided. Dale and Joan Prouty will present the program on America’s early school slate industry, which began right in West Pawlet. The presentation will include many examples of the creative slate improvements designed and marketed to the needs of schools and young scholars in the years from the mid-19th through the mid-20th century. The Proutys are members of the Country School Association of America, where both serve on the Board of Directors. In 2015 they were instrumental in bringing the CSAA National Conference to New York State, which included a stop at the Braintree School in West Pawlet. Dale is a retired elementary school teacher and Joan is the education coordinator at the Farm Museum and Perkins Hollow Schoolhouse located at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Both work with the children’s programs and exhibits at the fairgrounds. For more information, contact Steve Williams at voorburg00@comcast.net or 802-645-9529.

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