Marshalltown School 1913

Join me as I talk with Julie Lang who has turned the Marshalltown one-rom school into one of the most accurate one-room school re-enactments in the country. Her school is set in 1913 and has many special features from that time period, including an amazing jacketed stove, single light windows, and an account of the circus that really came through town that year and is reported in their local paper. She has reprinted tablets exactly like those used in 1913 and uses the exact text books that they used, not just readers, but all text books.

Julie is still looking for copies of these exact textbooks:

  •  1910 or 1912 Gordon’s 1st Reader
  • 1910 or 1912 Gordon’s 3rd Reader
  • 1907 Brooks’s 2nd Reader
  • 1907 Brooks’s 4th/5th Reader

Julie also recommends these books:

  •  Practical Methods, Aids and Devices, Vol 1 and 2
  • 1918 Cutler and Stone’s Rural School
  • 1913 Colgrove’s The Teacher and the School
  • 1901Wray’s Jean Mitchell’s School
  • 1906 Kern’s Among Country Schools
  • 1912 Carney’s Life and the Country School

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Sarah Uthoff - Trundlebed Tales

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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