Friday, July 7, 2017


“All To The Tune Of A Hickory Stick:
A Look At Education In The One Room Schoolhouse”

 Join us on Wednesday, July 19th at 6:30 PM at the NCCHP Museum at 42 Water Street in Granville, MA when Dennis Picard, in period attire and with accompanying artifacts, will share the history, legends and myths about what was called “district” school education. One room schoolhouses were the norm in New England before the adoption of the graded elementary system in the latter half of the 19th century. Don’t miss this fun presentation about what it was like to attend school in one room with students of all ages!
Can you identify anyone in this photo of local school children? It comes from a Granville family collection.
Who, when and where? (NCCHP Archives image from the Gilbert collection)
Dennis Picard, former Director of the Storrowton Village Museum in West Springfield has been a museum professional in the “Living History” field for over 35 years. NCCHP is pleased to host Dennis and his program which ties into the museum’s revolving exhibit on old toys and games.

Dennis Picard ("The Republican" file photo)
Light refreshments will be served following the program. The presentation is free to NCCHP members, and donations from non-members are always welcome and appreciated. For more information visit the NCCHP website or call 413-357-6321.

The free Living History programs at the NCCHP museum are made possible in part thanks to a grant from the Granville Cultural Council and by donations from members and friends of the museum. Thank you for your continued support in 2017.

The museum is open for tours from noon – 3:00 on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from May – October. Tours are available at other times by appointment.