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No Child Left Behind: Education in Virginia

Saturday, October 26, 10:30am12:00pm
Children $17 Members $10 (Join today) Seniors $17 Adults $17
Virginia Historical Society
Part of the Behind the Scenes Tour category.
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Explore the history of education and the public school system in Virginia during this behind the scenes tour led by VHS educational services manager Bill Obrochta.

Photograph of Possum Hollow Schoolhouse, Floyd CountyIn 1869, the new Underwood Constitution mandated that the commonwealth establish and maintain a statewide system of public schools. Of course Virginians had been educating their children, both formally and informally, for centuries. In this tour, we examine photographs, student notebooks, teacher rosters, diaries, primers, textbooks, artifacts, and other items in the collections that document the long history of children’s education in Virginia.

Reservations are required. You may purchase your ticket online or in the Pusey Museums Shop.

William B. Obrochta

William Obrochta, manager of educational services

Join me on a behind the scenes tour as we explore the history of education and the public school system.

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