Every year the Country School Association of America holds a national conference on one and two room schools. The annual meetings alternate between a location somewhere in the Midwest and some other part of the country. This year is the Midwest’s turn.
The conference will be June 17-20, 2018 in Beatrice, Nebraska.
Beatrice, Home of the Homestead
I’ve been really looking forward to the conference coming to Beatrice for a long time. Visiting the national park has long been on my life goals list. Beatrice is the home of the Homestead National Monument. Beatrice was chosen because it was the location of first file homestead claim. “…Daniel Freeman filed his claim 10 minutes after midnight at the Land Office in Brownville, NE on January 1, 1863, the first day the Homestead Act went into effect.” If you are a regular reader, you’ll remember I talked about the Homestead National Monument when an image of its main buildings was chosen for the Nebraska national park quarter.
Country School Association Conference
The Country School Association brings together museum volunteers, teachers, staff, faculty and students, preservationists, historians, re-enactors and interested citizen, to exchange ideas and resources. It’s a very welcoming place. Whether you have memories of one-room schools, have researched them, teach in a real or museum one-room school, or are just interested in them, this is a great event.
Early Registration is Almost Up!
So, tempus fugit, NOW is the time to make the jump and REGISTER for the national one-room school conference!
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 Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.